Each year, anti-freeze spills on the ground, or enters the body killing many animals, plants, and children. This experiment will prove which antifreeze is the safest for our environmental world.
There are many kinds of grass. Grass is one of the largest plant families there is. The reason there is so much grass is because grass grows almost everywhere on Earth and in almost any temperature or climate. Grass is very helpful because it helps stop erosion and holds soil particles together with roots that dig in to the ground and can’t be washed or blown away. Grass is green because of chlorophyll and also, grass uses a process called photosynthesis to change sunlight into energy. The grass plant has two parts, the vegetative organs and the floral organs. The Vegetative organs are the roots, stem, and leaves, which keep the plant growing. The floral organs are the stamens (male floral parts), pistil (female floral parts), and lodicules (delicate scales The floral organs keep the flower developing. The floral parts produce seeds. Grass has thread like roots called fibrous, stems called culms, joints called nodes, and areas between the joints called internodes. While nodes are solid, sometimes internodes are hollow. There are two kinds of stems, rhizomes and stolons. Rhizomes are below ground creeping stems, and stolons are above ground creeping stems. Some plants have both rhizomes and stolons; these both spread out to start a new plant. Grass leafs are two ranked, and grow on the opposite side of the culm of the leaf below. The leaf is made of the sheath, blade, ligule, and auricle. The sheath wraps around the culm above every node. The blade is flat and narrow, and attaches to the top of the sheath. The ligule grows where the blade and sheath meet, and may form a thin sheet. The auricle grows on the back of the leaf, where the blade meets the sheath.
Anti-freeze is a substance that lowers the freezing point in an engine, and a compound that removes ice, or prevents it from forming. Anti-freeze is added to the engines cooling system, and heats transfer fluid. An engine operates at very high temperatures, and is cooled by this fluid running through its cooling system. Anti-freeze and water used to be used in winter, and just water alone in summer to cool an engine, but now year round an equal proportion of both is used. Anti-freeze prevents water from freezing, and now also raises boiling point of water. The cooling system of an engine operates best at high temperatures. Kerosene, honey, salt water and other things used to be used as anti-freeze, but they can damage an engine. Most anti-freezes are made of ethylene glycol and chemicals that protect the metal parts of the engines cooling system from corrosion.
Most of the Earth’s surface is covered by soil, an important resource
that gives nutrients to plants. Soil is made up of mineral and organic particles, other plant and animal matter, and air and water. The contents of soil change constantly." says World
Book Encyclopedia. There are many different kinds of soil. Soil in area determine how
crops grow in that region. Soil is destroyed easily, and takes a long time to form, it is very
important because it supports life.
Photosynthesis is a process that occurs in plants. Photosynthesis means putting together with light. With energy from light carbon dioxide and water are combined to make food in plants. Chlorophyll absorbs the light to perform this process, which is only preformed by plants. Chlorophyll is found in chloroplasts, an organelle that is only found in plant cells.
It’s important to dispose and store anti-freeze properly because of the effects that it could and does have on the environment. Anti-freeze is a dangerous chemical that is harmful, and can cause problems.
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"Cool As New", [Online] Available http://www.coolasnew.com, Dec. 1999
"Grass", World Book Encyclopedia, 1999, Page 324
Kathleen C. Taylor, "Antifreeze", World Book Encyclopedia, 1999, Page 554
"The Grass Plant", World Book Encyclopedia, 1999, Page 324
"Soil", World Book Encyclopedia, 1999, Page 573
"Photosynthesis", World Book Encyclopedia, 1999, Page 430