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Mrs.Greer’s Science 10 Class - MRHS Decomposition of Bananas Experiment: Q estion: !

"at is nee#e# for Decomposition$ Materials: %ne Banana per &ro p !ater ' (ac)a&es of *east per Gro p +iploc Ba&s Mar)ers Bo,ls B tter -nife Gro p .nstr ctions: 1. !rite a letter on eac" of t"e / 0a&s 123B3C3D4 '. C t t"e 0anana into 1' e5 all6 si7e# pieces. ( t t"ree in eac" 0a&. 8. .n Ba& B a## one pac) of 6east. .n Ba& C a## 9 c p of ,ater. .n 0a& D a## 9 c p of ,ater an# a pac) of 6east. /. Seal t"e 0a&s an# place eac" one in a 0o,l3 to pre:ent spilla&e an# messes. ( t t"e 0o,ls in a ,in#o, for / #a6s an# c"ec) at t"e en# of t"e fo r #a6s for o0ser:ations. ;ote: <"is experiment can 0e stin)6= >. Remem0er to ma)e a ?o rnal of 6o r o0ser:ations. 2nal6sis: 1. Ma)e a 0ar &rap" 1,it"o t n m0ers4 t"at s"o,s t"e amo nt of #ecomposition at t"e en# of t"e experiment. '. !"ic" of t"e &ro ps of 0anana slices #ecompose# t"e fastest an# t"e 0est$ Ho, #i# t"e 6east an#@or t"e ,ater affect t"e rates of #ecomposition$ 8. !"at is 6east$ Ho, mi&"t it "elp t"e 0ananas to #ecompose$ /. !"6 ,as s nli&"t nee#e# for t"is experiment$ >. !"at ,o l# "appen to Eart" if t"ere ,ere no #ecomposers$ REMEMBER: A!"en 6o "an# in t"is la0- se t"e la0 format t"at is on t"e 0oar#. A.ncl #e 6o r ?o rnal o0ser:ations an# t"e ans,ers to t"e 2nal6sis 5 estions. Happ6 #ecomposin&= Mrs. G 