Science Project Summary:

Effect of caffeine on plant growth

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Difficulty: Intermediate 5
Cost ($): 40
Time required: < 4 weeks
5 days for preparation, 10 days for experiment
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Required Skills: None
Safety concerns: None
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Abstract:
This science fair project was performed to find out the effect on plant growth of adding caffeine to the soil. The experiment was done by using mung bean plants and watering them daily with water, water mixed with caffeine and with a coffee mixture.
 
Procedure preview:
Procedure: 1.    For this science fair project, the independent variable is the solution used to water the plants – water, caffeine solution and a coffee mixture. The dependent variable is the growth of the mung bean plants. This is determined by measuring the height of the plants every day using a ruler. The constants (control variables) are the size of the pot, the concentration of caffeine and coffee, the amount of sunlight, the temperature of the environment (which will remain at room temperature) and the amount of water added daily. 2.    Fill the 3 pots with equal amounts of soil. .....