abstract - Using the apparatuses ruler red food coloring 3...

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This project is used to determine if manipulating the width of stems will change capillary action’s result of acting upon them. Fatter stems made capillary action perform the worst, while the narrower stems made capillary action do its job the best. This fact was displayed throughout various sources of my research, and it determined my prediction for this project. The main force that is in this project is capillary action, the force that is responsible for most of the water transport in the stem of a plant. The sub- forces that make up capillary action are cohesive and adhesive forces. Based on this knowledge, I ascertained that the narrowest 3-millimeter stem was going to make capillary action perform its best.
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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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