# Travis Hendershot Josh Denmeade Microgravity

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Travis Hendershot Josh Denmeade Microgravity Testable Question: If Brassica Rapa plants are grown in a microgravity environment, will it affect the amount of fruit produced, the height of the stems, the amount of leaves, the angle of the stem, and the root hairs? Hypothesis: The plants affected by the independent variable will have a greater amount of fruit, the plants will be taller, the amount of leaves will increase, the angle of the stem will decrease, and increase the amount of root hairs

Experiment Number 1 For this experiment:
Plants grew in a horizontal system Grown in Film Can Grown for 6-7 days Dependent Variable(s): Root Hairs (Amount) Direction of Root Growth Microgravity

Experiment Number 2 For this experiment:
Plants grew in a vertical system Plants grew in bottle growing system Plants grew for 37 days Dependent Variable(s) Height, Angle of Stem, Amount of fruit, Amount of Leaves Microgravity

This graph shows that the height of the plants in micro-gravity
was shorter than that of the control plants. This means the plants did not grow as well in micro-gravity.

This graph shows that the stem angles of the plants in micro-gravity
were less than the angles of the control plants. This was probably due to disorientation of the plant

This graph shows that the amount of leaves of the plants
were relatively the same. This shows that despite the fact that some of the plants may have been impaired, they still went through their life cycle.

This graph shows that the control was successfully going through the process of reproduction while the microgravity’s did not.

Results-1st Root hairs Direction of Roots
grew to changing sense of gravity Direction of Roots grew to changing sense of gravity Control Microgravity

Results-2nd Height Leaves Angle of Stem Size of fruit
didn’t grow as well Leaves able to go through lifecycle Angle of Stem plants curved to gravity Size of fruit wasn’t able to reproduce as well Control Microgravity

Conclusion Complete life cycle 2nd generation may not develop

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