Color of Light Affecting the Growth of Alaskan Pea Plants

Topics: Seed, Fruit / Pages: 7 (1591 words) / Published: Nov 30th, 2012
Color of Light Effecting the Growth of Alaskan Pea Plants

2012
Phillipa Watson
Sixth Hour
Mrs. Davis

Table of Contents
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………………3
Statement of Problem……………………………………………………………………………...3
Review of Literature…………………………………………………………………………….3-5
Hypothesis…………………………………………………………………………………………5
Variables and Groups……………………………………………………………………………5
Materials…………………………………………………………………………………………..6
Procedure………………………………………………………………………………………….6
Results………………………………………………………………………………………......7-8
Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………...9
Bibliography……………………………………………………………………………...……9-10

Abstract Pea plants, along with many other plants and vegetables, are taken for granted. Without them, much of the world would be different and it would affect the planet in a negative manner. Therefore, it is necessary for plants to be able to grow. In this paper, there is information on seed germination and light’s effects on plants. These are important part of seeds’ growth and they were a part of the experiment that was performed and then analyzed in this paper. The experiment tested the color of light’s effect on an Alaskan pea plants’ growth throughout the course of fourteen days. The colors used in the experiment are red and green. Plants absorb red light and it is good for growth while plants reflect green light so it is not the most ideal light for growth.

Statement of Problem Does the color of light affect the growth of an Alaskan pea plant?
Review of Literature Seeds must protect themselves until they are in the right conditions for them to grow. Until the conditions are right, seeds are dormant and appear dead and it is difficult to tell if they are actually alive (Germination). The embryo within a seed will eventually die while it is dormant if it doesn’t begin germination by a certain time. Depending on the seed, the length of viability can be a few weeks, to hundreds of years (Germination). Germination begins when dormant seeds are under



Bibliography: Germination. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.cactus-art.biz/note-book/Dictionary/Dictionary_G/dictionary_germination.htm Hangarter, R. P. (2000). Plants-in-motion. Retrieved from http://plantsinmotion.bio.indiana.edu/plantmotion/earlygrowth/germination/germ.html Kennell, H. S. (2001). Gardening in western washington. Retrieved from http://gardening.wsu.edu/library/vege004/vege004.htm Whiting, D. (2010, August 16). Cmg garden notes VanDerZanden, V. (1914, May 8). Environmental factors affecting growth. Retrieved from http://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/botany/light.html

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