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Mung Bean Excel Data

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Mung Beans Experiment Data

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

See the next blog post for an excel sheet with the data from the first two days after watering.

The third day of measuring was missed, this lead to only having a measurement of beans on the 4th day. Another issue I encountered was the amount of time that elapsed before I measured the amount of water left over. This left space for error in the experiment because some of the water may have evaporated overnight.

I will be starting another experiment soon and account for any errors…


Using Mung Beans to Demonstrate that Plants Gain Mass from Carbon in the Air

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 5:10pm 0 Comments

One common misconception held by students is that plants gain mass only from water and things they absorb from the soil they are grown in--not recognizing the mass that comes from Carbon taken in from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. There have been problems with demonstrating to students the mass from carbon by growing Fast Plants and then drying them to show the change in mass from seeds to mature plant. The biggest issue was the water lost during the drying process was so great it…

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At 8:56pm on April 17, 2012, Erich Pitcher said…

Hi Cherie, 

Welcome to our network. Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy planting. 

Erich, Communications PA




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