Plant Growth Experiment Design Project

The student will design an experiment to answer a question concerning plant growth:

  1. The student will define the question. The question should be worthy of a high school investigation.
  2. A proposal with question, hypothesis and materials list will be submitted for instructor approval.
  3. The project results will be communicated with a rough draft and then a final lab report.
  4. The instructor can provide 4" plastic pots, standard potting soil and some seed types. Other materials are student provided.
  5. Plants are best started from seed. Annual plants are more tractable than perennials.
  6. Plants will be grown in the greenhouse. This will provide temperature controls and watering.