Explanation the explanation to the web experiment is

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Explanation- The explanation to the web experiment is that plants and leaves of the plants grow towards the sunlight because they need this light to produce their food. However, this experiment just leads to more questions, such as do plants have to have light to grow or can they grow with artificial light. In addition, will the plant respond as fast to the fake light as to natural light? What made me want to do this experiment in real-life is because about three months ago my daughter just started learning about plants in the second grade. She asked me this same question about why plants seem to grow towards light. So I planted some plants and started trying to show her. I did not know I would be covering this not even three months later. So to get back to the real-life experiment I had to try to limit interference.
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In order to do this we would have to have a control plant to complete and validate the experiment. This will give me something to compare the results to. In order to do this I will grow three plants outside in direct sunlight. In addition I will grow three plants inside with light to the right of them, with three more plants with light to the left of them. In addition, all plants should get the same amount of water and nutrients. This will eliminate any other variable that is uncontrollable. After the test was over the three plants outside in direct sunlight grew straight up. However, the three plants with light to the left grew in that direction and the three with the light to the right grew in that direction. So this experiment proved that plants grow towards light even if it is artificial light. However, more questions have arrived from this experiment. Questions such as what is in the light that attracts the plants to it? Do plants have the ability to think logically to make those decisions to turn towards the light? If so then this would show logical thinking in plants?
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To conclude this experiment, I have followed all the steps in the scientific method and have indeed proved my hypothesis. This in turns means if you are doing an experiment and follow the scientific method then your results will have more creditability and logic.
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  • Summer '10
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  • Science, The Scientific Method and Plants, National Osteoporosis Foundation

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