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The hypothesis that  radish seeds  induced with  DC electric voltages  will grow more quickly, is proven to be true.

Many electroculture experiments are being done in laboratories to show  that introducing an electric or magnetic field will enhance plant growth and seed germination. This method can be used in plant nurseries to improve the yield of plants being nurtured.

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Try to repeat the science project experiment by comparing the growth rate using different voltages like DC6V or DC12V.

The experiment can also be done by changing length of time of exposure to the DC current and comparing plant growth.


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Be careful when handling batteries and electric currents. Adult supervision recommended