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Observation

It  was observed that the plants that were exposed to gasoline fumes for longer periods of time, and athigher temperatures died more quickly.

Condition

 Condition of the Plants

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

3 hours, 24°C

Y

Y

Y

Y

O

O

O

X

6 hours, 24°C

Y

Y

O

O

O

X

X

X

3 hours, 34°C

Y

Y

O

O

O

X

X

X

6 hours, 34°C

Y

O

O

X

X

X

X

X

Y - potted plant in good condition, O – leaf turning yellow, X – plant is dead (brown and shrivelled)

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Complexity level:
5
Project cost ($):
40
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 8 days for the science project experiment
Material availability:
Easily found
Safety concerns:

Extreme care and caution required to ensure that the gasoline does not ignite and to prevent inhalation. The assistance of adults is required and the experiment must be conducted in a properly equipped laboratory which is well ventilated. Fire safety gear and equipment required.