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The Effects of Sea Water on Bamboo

The Effects of Sea Water on Bamboo | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Let's find out what happens when we water bamboo plants with sea water. Will it help them grow or will it hurt them?


The hypothesis is that watering bamboo plants with sea water will cause their growth to be stunted or will cause the plants to wilt and die.

Method & Materials

You will divide 15 bamboo plants into 3 groups, water each group differently, and measure the average height of the plants each day.
You will need 15 bamboo plants, 15 pots, soil, sea water, tap water, and a ruler.


The bamboo plants did not grow well in sea water.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how different types of water can affect the growth of plants.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment could include using brackish water or water from freshwater lakes or ponds, or repeating the experiment with different plants such as plants that grow near the ocean.

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