Synopses & Reviews
Features around two dozen intriguing science projects about seed plants which are used because they're readily available, inexpensive and quickly and easily grown indoors. The experiments include topics such as the effect of acid rain on plants and growing plants in hydroponic solutions. Each project requires no unusual equipment and includes a step-by-step experiment, followed by suggestions for further investigations.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Bean Seed Imbibition.
Germination Percentages of Different Types of Seeds.
Determining the Best Sowing Depth.
Carbon Dioxide Production and Oxygen Consumption by Germinating Seeds.
PLANTS AND WATER.
Stomatal Density of Different Leaves.
Environmental Factors Affecting Transpiration.
Acid Rain Injury to Plants.
LIGHT AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS.
Photosynthesis in Leaf Disks.
Starch Testing of Leaves.
Plant Carbon Dioxide Deficiency.
C-3, C-4, and CAM Photosynthesis.
SOILS AND FERTILIZERS.
Plant Growth in Various Potting Soils.
Fertilizer Cost and Plant Growth.
Soil pH and Plant Growth.
Plant Growth in Various Nutrient Solutions.
Plant Mineral Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms.