If you have not already, you or someone you know will try to grow a variety of plants either inside your house or outside in a garden. What type of soil do you need? How often should you water the plants? Should you plant them in full sun? Why do some plants need less water and some more? These are questions that many people have about plants. In this activity, you will have a chance to manipulate different variables to see how much water some plants use and how much some lose through transpiration.
1.Conduct virtual experiments to determine factors that affect transpiration.
2.Compare and contrast sustainable and unsustainable farming practices.
Computer with internet access
2.Read the PURPOSE and OBJECTIVES.
3.Read and follow the information under PROCEDURES, and complete the lab for all 4 plants and all 3 variables.
4.Reset the lab and complete the lab for the next set of 4 plants and 3 variables.
5.Record your information in the Results Table provided on this sheet.
6.During and after the lab, answer the questions below.
- Type all answers directly on the data sheet.
- Select Save As, and use your last name and student ID as a file name.
- Upload the data sheet as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file when finished.
Questions 1 – 10 are short answer questions and should be answered in two to three words orone to two complete sentences. Total: 40 points