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Unformatted text preview: Using the apparatuses ruler, red food coloring, 3 MM straw, 4 MM straw, 6MM straw, saucepan, and water, I was able to determine that my hypothesis supported my results. Indeed the 3 MM straw performed the best with the water in the tube rise up to 8 MM, the 4 MM straw made the water rise to 7 MM, and the 6 MM straw made the water rise to 6 MM. The first contribution of this experiment was to state that widths of stems do matter in how capillary action responded to the stem. The second element of science that this experiment has given was in the specialized field of Botany, where scientists could use this information for additional tracking of water transport in plants. Abstract...
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- Spring '09