Plant Cultivation
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Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level


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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Factors Affecting Plant Growth: K-12 Experiments & Background Information

Test the effect of temperature and light on plant's growth. [P]
Which Bulbs Are Best for Forcing? [E]
Growing all year Long with grade one - grass, tulips and amaryllis. [P]
Must plants have energy from the sun to live? [E]
How much sun does a seed need to sprout? [E]
What will happen to our pumpkin seeds when we plant them? [P]
What need plants in order to grow? [P]
Does the amount of fertilizer given to a plant affect its growth? [P]
Factors Affecting Plant Growth: K-12 Experiments & Background Information
Mulch & Mulching K-12 Experiments & Background Information

Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
See which coins will last cut flowers longer [E]
Does A Continuous Magnetic Pulse Increases the Mass of a Pinto Bean Seedling [E]
Test different conditions to determine the optimum conditions to clone cabbages [E]
Determine the toxicity threshold concentration of herbicide on radishes. [P]
Plant psychology: test the effects of positive and negative words written on jugs and pots on the growth of plants. [E]
Which mulch keeps moisture in the soil the best? [P]
Does Colored Mulch Affect the Growth Rate of a Plant? [E]
A comparison of various mulches in retaining soil temperature [E]
Is a Greenhouse Better for Plants? [E]
What happens when a plant population is too dense? [E] [E] [P]
Does Colored Mulch Affect Soil Temperature? [E]
Climatic effects on ecosystems [E]
The effect of temperature on plant growth. [P]
Mulch background [E] [E]
The effect of maturity level on malic acid in apples [P]
Is there a way to prolong the life of fresh cut flowers? [P]
What is the best drought-resistant grass? [E] [E]
What kind of music will make a plant grow tallest and healthiest? [E] [P]
Factors Affecting Plant Growth: K-12 Experiments & Background Information
Mulch & Mulching K-12 Experiments & Background Information

Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Increasing the Longevity of Cut Roses [E]
Determine what level of salinity stresses a tomato plant and adversely affects its fruit production. [E]
The Effect of Temperature on the Growth of Red Radishes with Symbiotic Endomycorrhizae [E]
Dtermine if caffeine would spur the growth of kangkong (Ipomoea aquatica Torsk). [P]
Creating New Plants Through Cross-Pollination [E]
Determine how the growth pattern of sweet pea tendrils is affected by the presence of a magnetic field, blowing air, or having their tips cut off. [E]
Will Electrifying Soil With AC or DC Current Accelerate Plant Growth the Same? [E]
The Effects of Intense Pulsed Lighting on the Growth Behavior of Bush Bean Plants [E]
The Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on the Roots of Plant Cuttings & on Seed Germination [E]
The Effect of Growing Medium on the Height of Paperwhite Narcissus Flowers [E]
Figure out whether plant growth is more dependent on nitrogen or CO2 (carbon dioxide). [E]
Determine what effect aminotriazole (ATA), an herbicide has on Oxalis - inhibiting chloroplast protein synthesis. [E]
Find out what the ideal proportion of earthworm castings to soil is for young garden plants. [E]
Produce a new plant by fragmentation [E]
Are Plants Affected or Influenced by the Moon? [E]

Determine if it is possible to grow all of the different parts of the African Violet in the tissue culture environment successfully. [E]
Which bug spray works the best? [P]
Is rhizobium bacteria a factor affecting nodule formation in Legumes? [E]
Find out which factor is most important for plant growth: sunlight, water, or good quality soil. [E]
Determine if the amount of aeration has any effect on plant production. [E]
How Does the Intensity of Artificial Light Affect the Growth of Sunflower Plants? [E]
Determine if there is one color that can be used to paint our cherry trees that will protect them from sunburn without causing harvest delays. [E]
What Prolongs the Lives of Cut Roses the Longest? [E]
What happens when a plant population is too dense? [P]
The effect of mycorrhizae on the growth and development of carrots [E] [P]
Where are the sweetest oranges found on an orange tree? [E]
Does location in an orchard affect sugar levels in navel oranges? [E]
Grafting [E] [E] [E]
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - decide if a herbicide application is necessary. [E]
The Effect of Colored Polyethylene Mulch on the Yield of Squash, Tomato and Cauliflower [E]
How does frost damage temperate plants? [P]
The effects of three common weather conditions on a plant's rate of transpiration [E]
The most drought resistant grass [E]
Do electrified plants grow larger and faster than non-shocked plants. [E]
Test if there is higher mortality of plants on steeper slopes and on hotter slopes (south aspect) during drought. [E]
Does music help plants grow? [E] [E]
Factors Affecting Plant Growth: K-12 Experiments & Background Information
Mulch & Mulching K-12 Experiments & Background Information

High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
A Novel Approach of Combining Biochar and Gypsum to Improve Crop Yield [E]
Develop a working prototype of a machine capable of collecting up the majority of seeds left behind in fields after harvest, and then separate them from undesired material in order to increase yield. [P]
Effect of Ultraviolet Light on Plant Development and Fruit Production [E]
The Effect of Pot Size on Plant Growth [E]
Find out if solar energy can be used to help grow plants in cold weather. [E]
The Effect of Ultraviolet Light on Plant Development and Fruit Production [E]
Micropropagation of Explants from Mature Tissue of Quercus lobata [E]
Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on Germination and Plant Growth [E]
Factors Affecting Plant Growth: K-12 Experiments & Background Information
Mulch & Mulching K-12 Experiments & Background Information
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