Environmental Pollution: The effect of carbon dioxide on plant growth
Plants process carbon dioxide (CO2) into energy using photosynthesis. Humans and other animals expel carbon dioxide when we breathe out. The oxygen we breathe to sustain life largely comes from plants' photosynthesis process, which turns toxic carbon dioxide into breathable air for humans.
Oxygen is not the only product created during photosynthesis. Plants get their energy from carbon dioxide because they convert it into sugar, which they use for food. Plants love to "eat" the sugar, which allows them to grow larger because it gives them energy for growth.
The sun's energy is required for photosynthesis.
Global warming occurs when greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide absorb extra heat from the atmosphere, raising the ambient temperature. Global warming is thought to be caused by humans' use of fossil fuels, including burning coal and using gasoline in our cars. Water vapor also traps heat in the atmosphere. In this system, we will create a replica of an atmosphere using two-liter bottles. We will examine whether plants grow faster in the carbon dioxide-rich environment or the normal environment.
We will make our own carbon dioxide by combining baking soda and vinegar, which gives off CO2 gas.