Lab Report

By:Eloise,Lab Partners: Zacc,Indi, and Natalia

Question/Problem
Hypothesis
Experiment
Materials
Procedure
Observations and Data
Conclusion

Question/Problem
Does Baking soda affect the growing of the
plant?

Hypothisis
The plant with the most baking soda will grow
the worst because we think baking soda does not
help a plant grow.

Materials
Materials: soil,sunflower seeds,cup for measuring soil and baking
soda,ruler,and baking soda.

Procedure
First we will put in two cup fulls of soil, then we will put the
sunflower seed in the soil and then we will add different amounts
of baking soda to each plant. We will water the plants with 50 ml,
We will water it ounce every day. We will put it behind the big
green couch during the day. Plant A will get no baking soda,Plant
B will ge 1/2 of a spoon,plant C will get 1 spoon of baking soda,and
plant D will get 2 spoons of baking soda.

Observations and Data
Nov.18-The soil is brownish white with bubbles,I do not think the soil will grow. It is kind of soft almost like icing,so the top layer has
not yet hardened but will be in a few days. The top layer feels like brown sugar and looks like brown sugar.
.Dec.9-My plant is not growing at all. It is covered with the layer of baking soda as I explained on
one of my other columns when I was writing other data. The layer has gotten harder and is
brownish black.
Nov.19-looks even worse than yesterday,the top layer has gotten harder and when you press on it
your finger sinks like quicksand. It is hardened bake soda and is drying up but I think that if I
water it every day it might get very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very wet
Nov.20-My plant looks worse than all the days before, it looks the same but the layers have
gotten bigger,and it smells like nothing which I don’t think is very good and since my thing is
hardening it is turning brown because the layer is hardening
Dec 2.-My plant is dying. It is not growing and the baking soda has turned black. The baking soda
has also hardend. But when you squish it down it becomes soft.

Observation and Data
Zacc’s Data:
of baking soda.The baking soda is squishy.There is no sign of roots.white in the middle and gets darker at the sides.Nov-18- it is
the exact same as yesterday.:
layer
of baking soda.The baking soda is squishy.There is no sign of roots.white in the middle and gets darker at the sides.
nov20-3.9cm of baking soda. all of the top is white.no plant grown.
25nov.- almost all dry. getting darker around the sides again. pieces of crusted. no plant .
dec.2- a 2 cm deep of baking soda. all white except the side is still dirt. no plant and a bit soggy and wet.
dec.9-a 4.4 cm deep layer
and like cement.

of

baking

soda

hard

on the

top

feels

like

wet

sand

Observation and Data
Indi’s Data:
has not grown at ALL it is very moist and squishy and there is a spot that is light brown and it looks like sand from
the sandpit. nov. 18 same all last time except more brown stuff. Nov. 19 even more brown stuff! Wow. feels like poop. still
has not grown.
nov.17 my plant has not grown at ALL it is very moist and squishy and there is
a spot that is light brown and it looks like sand from the sandpit.
NOV.18 same all last time except more brown stuff.
Nov. 19 even more brown stuff! Wow. feels like poop.
Dec.21-IT IS REALLY WEIRD. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A PLANT DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
IT IS ALMOST LIKE IT IS FROST ON MY PLANT.
Dec.9th-It is really wet with a liquid that looks like soy sauce. It sort of is gross and it has this ort of crust at the edges.

Natalia’s Data
Nov-my plant is looking moist, wet, and dark brown. My plant has not germanated yet. I cant see
any roots yet.
Nov.- my plant is looking moist, wet, and dark brown. My plant has not germinated yet. I cant see
any roots yet.
Nov.18- really wet, looks like it has too much water. I still don't see any signs of it sprouting.
Dec.2-My tallest plant is 16½cm. One of my plant is 12 cm tall and is still half way in it’s seed. Five
of my plants are growing.
Dec.2-My tallest plant is 16½cm. One of my plant is 12 cm tall and is still half way in it’s seed. Five
of my plants are growing.
Dec.9-My tallest plant is 16 ½ cm. My plant is green and spicee. One of my plants is still in the seed.

Conclusion
The hypothisis, that baking soda would not help the plant grow is accepted. The
data shows that Zacc’s plant got the most baking soda and he got a thick,thick
layer of baking soda on top , and mine got the second largest amount of baking
soda and it didn’t grow either. Indi’s had the third largest amount of baking
soda and her’s didn’t grow either. But, Natalia’s plant had no baking soda and it
grew. So,the data shows that sunflower seeds do not grow if you give them
baking soda. We watered it 50 ml. every day. This investigation could be
improved by not adding baking soda or adding more water but the same
amount of baking soda to see if the baking soda could be disintegrated in the
water and reach the roots, to see if it helps the roots.