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Effect of music on plant growth

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Abstract

This science fair project was conducted to find out how music will affect the growth of plants. The science fair project was done by playing classical music for 3 hours everyday beside the plants.

Hypothesis

Playing classical music beside the plant everyday will make it grow faster.

Scientific Terms

Sound waves, frequencies, stimuli, germinate

Background

Music and plants

The effect of music on plant growth is still a debatable subject among scientists and experts. Many experiments have been performed by both scientists and students to prove that plants can grow better and faster when they are provided with musical stimulation.

Music actually consists of sound waves that travel through the air at varying frequencies and finally reaching our ear drums to be recognized as sound and music. When the plant is exposed to the same music, it also receives the same sound waves and could in fact be receiving some form of stimuli that we are yet able to understand.

The experiments done by scientists have shown that some plants grew more quickly after being exposed to musical stimulation. Most scientists will agree that seeds that are exposed to music will actually be able to germinate faster.

There are also those who are of the opinion that plants that are exposed to music may in fact be receiving better care and attention, and therefore grow more quickly. When someone speaks or sings to plants, they may possibly be supplying the plant with additional carbon dioxide that the plants will need to grow faster.