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The Effect of Magnetism on Plant Growth

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Background Experimentation : Results Conclusions Relevence Hypothesis Seeds were divided into four groups labeled "Seed", "Control", "Water", and "Field"
subdivided into 4 cups labeled A,B,C,D with 3
seeds in each cup
Fifth group - "All" with two cups (A,B) with
three seeds
"Field" and "All" groups had magnets affixed to them
"All" and "Water" groups- watered with magnetized water (10-20 mL)
Rest were watered with control water (10-20 mL)
plants separated but same amount of sunlight
checked daily The Effect of Magnetism on Plant Growth Exposure of Salvia officinalis to magnetic fields significantly enhanced germination and growth rate of said plants. However, the data would tend to show that other magnetic variables such as magnetized water are not viable methods of plant enhancement, as they had no effect on the plants.

Upon further research, it would also appear that exposure of plants to magnetic fields has increased the chlorophyll a + b content in the plant, causing the increase in growth. (1) By: Sarah Golobish and Amanda Indyk Prediction It was known that the earth's magnetic field affects plant growth and it was predicted that additional exposure to magnetic variables would enhance growth. Materials and Procedure 2. Magnetization and Pre-soaking of Seeds 1. magnetize water 4. Magnetic Field 5. Planting Seeds 3. Pre-germination of seeds The End Questions? Geomagnetism- the study of magnetic properties of the Earth and its atmosphere
Geotropism- The growth of a living organism in response to gravity
Scientists at NASA have long suspected that the earth's
magnetic poles influence geotropism
NASA has used magnets to stimulate plant growth
This proves magnets can effect plant growth Introduction: Magnetizing Seeds improve seed's germination rate
increases protein content
increase in speed growth
growth of roots
activating growth process in weak seeds Magnetized Water: breaks surface tension
increases growth of plants
dissolve more nutrients
plants thrive longer
increase development of plants Scientific Research: Questions Structure of a Sage Seed- Magnetism- Dicotyledon- a flowering plant with two embryonic seed leaves
Cotyledons - embryonic leaves
Seed Coat- the protective outer layer of the seed
Plumule- the shoot containing the stems and leaves Geotropism and Geomagnetism Magnetism is a class of physical phenomena that includes forces exerted by magnets on other magnets and materials.
The strength of a Magnet's field is measured in gauss
600-70,000 gauss – a medical magnetic resonance imaging machine
50 gauss – a typical refrigerator magnet
12,300 gauss- the magnets used in our experiment "The Effects of Magnetic Fields" by Edward Fu "Effect of Magnetic Field Treatments on Germination of Medical Plants: Salvia offinalis L. and Caledendula officinalis" by Mercedes Flórez (1) Rochalska, M. (2005). Influence of frequent magnetic field on chlorophyll content in leaves of sugar beet plants. Retrieved from http://www.ichtj.waw.pl/ichtj/nukleon/back/full/vol50_2005/v50s2p25f.pdf "I have found that the plants surrounded with a magnetic field tend to grow faster, taller, bigger, and healthier, as measured by the plant height, leaf size, and selected parameters related to their health status" "Stationary magnetic fields could be used as a physical technique to improve the germination of Salvia officinalis L. and Calendula officinalis L. seeds." Example of how sage was divided (4-26-13) Containers that the sage were in Water group All group Control group Seed group Field Group Additional Bibleography Based on the results of our experiment pre magentic treatment and exposure of seeds to magnetic fields could help increase plant growth and yield of plants needed in large quantities by the nation. pH of Magnetized and Normal Water Over Time Averages of Germination Data Average Germination Rate of Sage Seeds Over Time Averages of Sage Plant Height Growth Rate and Height of Sage Plants Over Time Average Growth Rate and Height of Sage Plants Over Time Root Length of Sage Plants on 05-01-13 If seeds and the water used to grow the sage plants are exposed to a magnetic field, then the germination rate of the seeds and the growth rate of the plants will be higher than that of a control group that was not treated magnetically.
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