The Effect of Organic Fertilizer to The Height of A Tomato Plant Submitted by:
Davina Jeihan Zafira
Rayinda Putri Maheswari Sanaiskara
In partial fulfillment of the Subject Combined Science 7
Wednesday May 1, 2013
Statement of The Problem
Problem: The Effect of Organic Fertilizer to The Height of A Tomato Plant Hypothesis: Organic fertilizer enables a tomato plant to grow taller in a short amount of time. Materials:
1. 2 tomato plants of the same type
2. 2 pots
6. Organic fertilizer
7. Journal and camera (for observations and documentation)
1. Put 2 tomato plants of the same kind in separate pots.
2. Grow them both in the same appropriate manner; subject both to sunlight, fertile soil, and daily watering. 3. Subject 1 of the 2 plants with organic fertilizer.
4. Label both plants as “Plant A” and “Plant B” or such, so that the plant grown with fertilizer can be easily identified. 5. Document, observe and record both plants daily.
Independent Variable: Amount of fertilizer used on one of the plants. Dependent Variable: Growth of both tomato plants in height.
Controlled Variables: Type of soil, type of plant, amount of sunlight, amount of water.
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