Essay about Controlled Experient

Submitted By anastasiaax3
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Problem
* Do seeds germinate faster if fertilizer is applied? 2. Hypothesis * If fertilizer is applied to the soil, then the seeds will germinate faster 3. Materials Needed * Seeds Water * Soil Sunlight * Seeding tray One brand/type of fertilizer 4. Constants * Type of seed * Type of Soil * Source of water * Amount/frequency of watering * Amount of sunlight * Temperature * Dew point 5. Control * The seedling without fertilizer will be the control for this experiment 6. Independent Variables * The fertilizer added to Plants B and D is the only independent variable for this experiment 7. Dependant Variables * The primary dependant variable for this experiment will be the time for the seedlings to germinate. Other variables which may be monitored include the height and fruitfulness of each plant. 8. Procedure * Pour 1 cup of soil into one seeding tray; repeat three more times 1. Measure out 1 cup of fertilizer, and equally divide it into two separate seeding trays, already filled with soil 2. Mix the fertilizer into the soil 3. Take four seeds, and bury them ½ inch below the surface of the soil. One seed should be sewn in each tray that has soil in it. 4. Mark the seedling trays as Plant A, B, C, or D. Plants A and C are the controls, and have no fertilizer. Plants B and D are the plants that have fertilizer. 5. Place the seedling trays in the same room, and in the same area in that room. There should be a uniform amount of sunlight. Temperature and dew point in the room should be constant. 6. Water each seedling ½ cup of water 7. Record measurements for each seedling under day one (they will all be zero inches) 8. Every day, each seedling tray should be watered with ½ cup of water. After watering, measure each seedling to see if it has grown. Measure from the surface of the soil to the tallest part of the plant (in inches). 9. Continue watering and measuring every day until the plants die 1. Tools for Data Recording | | | | Experimental Data Collection | | | | | | Day # | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Plant | Plant A | | | | | | | | | | | Height | Plant B | | | | | | | | | | | in | Plant C | | | | | | | | | | | Inches | Plant D | | | | | | | | | | | Legend: | Plant A | no fertilizer | | | | | | | | | | | Plant B | Fertilizer | | | | | | | | | | | Plant C | no fertilizer | | | | | | |…