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Ideas for Extended Projects with Plants

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), this resource suggests a range of ideas for extended investigations into plant growth and physiology. Each suggestion is given a brief description but details of experimental methods are not provided.

The investigations suggested include:
• What causes dandelion leaves to sometimes grow flat to the ground whilst other times they grow upright?
• How does the presence of some cut flowers cause others to wilt more quickly?
• Phototropism in seedlings and the wavelength of light
• Factors affecting insect visits to flowers
• Investigating stomata in plants grown under different conditions
• Closing mechanisms in Venus fly traps
• Distribution and competition in plants

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