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1Travis HendershotJosh DenmeadeMicrogravityTestable 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
2Experiment Number 1 For this experiment: Plants grew in a horizontal systemGrown in Film CanGrown for 6-7 daysDependent Variable(s):Root Hairs (Amount)Direction of Root GrowthMicrogravity
3Experiment Number 2 For this experiment: Plants grew in a vertical systemPlants grew in bottle growing systemPlants grew for 37 daysDependent Variable(s)Height, Angle of Stem, Amount of fruit, Amount of LeavesMicrogravity
4This graph shows that the height of the plants in micro-gravity was shorter than that of the control plants. This means theplants did not grow as well in micro-gravity.
5This graph shows that the stem angles of the plants in micro-gravity were less than the angles of the control plants. This was probablydue to disorientation of the plant
6This graph shows that the amount of leaves of the plants were relatively the same. This shows that despite thefact that some of the plants may have been impaired,they still went through their life cycle.
7This graph shows that the control was successfully going through the process of reproduction while the microgravity’s did not.
8Results-1st Root hairs Direction of Roots grew to changing sense of gravityDirection of Rootsgrew to changing sense of gravityControl Microgravity
9Results-2nd Height Leaves Angle of Stem Size of fruit didn’t grow as wellLeavesable to go through lifecycleAngle of Stemplants curved to gravitySize of fruitwasn’t able to reproduce as wellControlMicrogravity
10ConclusionComplete life cycle2nd generation may not develop