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If you have
not already, you or someone you know will try to grow avariety 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 haveabout plants. In this activity, you
will have a chance to manipulate different variables tosee how much
water some plants use and how much some lose through transpiration.
virtual experiments to determine factors that affect transpiration.
and contrast sustainable and unsustainable farming practices.
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the Purpose and Objectives.
and follow the information under Procedures and complete the lab for all 4
plants and all 3 variables.
Reset the lab and complete the lab for the next set of
4 plants and 3 variables.
your information in the Results Table provided on this sheet.
and after the lab, answer the questions below.
Type all answers
directly on the data sheet.
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and use your last name and student ID as a file name.
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1 – 10 are short answer questions and should be answered in 2 to 3 words or 1
to 2 complete sentences. Each question is worth 2 points for a total of20 points.
are the three different variables that you tested?
the process of transpiration.
5. What environmental factors that you tested increased the rate of
transpiration? Was the rate of transpiration increased for all plants tested?
any of the environmental factors (heat, light, or wind) increase the
transpiration rate more than the others? Why?
species of plants that you tested had the highest transpiration rates? Why do
you think different species of plants transpire at different rates?
is your conclusion?
your results support your hypothesis?
10. State another question
about transpiration that you would like to have answered that you did not
answer in this lab.
Table 10 points
***You should include data for 8 different
plants. Make sure you reset the lab (upper right corner) to receive 4 more
Amount of water transpired after 1 hour (mL)
11 is an extended response question and should be at least 200 words. Total: 20 points
want to reduce the amount of money that you are spending at the grocery store.
You and your family decide to plant a small garden to provide a variety of
foods. Since you completed the activity above, you know that plants require
certain nutrients in order to survive. Read the information in the textbook
concerning the future of agriculture (pages 586 – 592). What are some methods
that you would implement into your garden? What would you try to avoid? Make
sure you provide a detailed answer.