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Windy Wonders: Plant Growth

Windy Wonders: Plant Growth | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Do you want to know how wind affects plants? In this experiment, you'll compare two plants in different wind conditions to find out.


The hypothesis is that wind will affect the growth of plants.

Method & Materials

You will place two plants in the same environment and measure their height. Then, you will place a fan so it faces one of the plants and let it run for three hours a day for three to four weeks. Finally, you will measure the plants again and compare the results.
You will need two small to medium-sized potted plants of the same species, a camera, a ruler, and an electric fan (optional).


After the experiment, the results showed that the plant exposed to wind had a greater rate of growth than the plant not exposed to wind. The most interesting observation was that the wind-exposed plant had a much stronger stem than the other plant.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how plants can adapt to their environment and how wind can have a positive effect on plant growth.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment could include testing different species of plants or testing the effects of wind on seed germination.

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Learn from an agronomist about the intricate ways in which wind impacts plant growth, from its role in transferring gases and moisture to and from the plant.
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