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Transpiration Rate in mL

# Transpiration Rate in mL

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# Transpiration rate in mL ±0.

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After 0 min No wind Area of leaf ( 24cm2) Wind of intensity 1 Area of leaf ( 27 cm2) Wind of intensity 2 Area of leaf ( 31cm2) 0.000 0.020 0.020 0.020 After 5 min After10 min After 15 min

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Figure XZ: table showing the transpiration rates (mL) in 3 leaves of pelargonium placed in potometer after exposing them to no wind( control), wind with the intensity of fan being 1 and wind with the intensity of fan being 2

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0.02 Transpiration rate (mL)

0.015 No wind 0.01 wind intensity 1 wind intensity 2 0.005

0 0 5 Time (min) 10 15

Figure XGR: Graph shows the effect of different wind speeds on the transpiration rate. The water uptake was surprisingly the fastest in control (no wind) where after 5 minutes it was 0.02ml and it didn’t increase further and the slowest was with wind intensity of 1 where at 10 mins the water uptake was only 0.01mL. However, the overall water uptake was the same after 15 minutes in all trials -> 0.02mL

02 0.407 6.333 7.0031 Water loss in ml/m2/15min 8. Wind speed 1 Null hypothesis: There is no significant difference in transpiration in the pelargonium when there is no wind and when there is wind of intensity 1. t-test value = 0.45 accept null hypothesis . 000 Condition No wind Wind speed 1 Wind speed 2 Total water loss after 15 minutes (mL) 0. t-test value = 0.467994 Degree of freedom = n-2= 4+4-2= 6 critical value2.45 accept null hypothesis 2.02 Leaf Surface Area (cm2) 24 27 31 Leaf surface area (m2) 0. Wind speed 2 Null hypothesis: There is no significant difference in transpiration in the pelargonium when there is no wind and when there is wind of intensity 2. It includes the conversion of the leaf surface area from cm2 to m2 followed by division of water loss by leaf surface area in m2 Total water loss divided by leaf surface area in m2 T-test calculations: 1.0027 0.45 t-value<critical value (t-test) = 0.467994 < 2. No wind vs.452 Figure XYZ: This table shows the total water loss in the plant in mL per m2 over 15 minutes.589144 < 2.45 t-value<critical value (t-test) = 0. No wind vs.589144 Degree of freedom = n-2= 4+4-2= 6 critical value2.0024 0.Divide cm2 by 10.02 0.

whilst with wind intensity of 1 to 2 the increase was only by 0.3. the water uptake (transpiration rate) for the second two trials with wind intensity of 1 and 2 was increasing throughout the whole experiment. The fan was 1m away from the potometer. In this experiment we measured also the surface area of the leaf.02mL.452 mL/m2 over 15 min. for all the trials the water uptake after 15 minutes was 0. t-test value = 0. Evaluation: There must have been some errors in this experiment based on the fact that my data don’t support the hypothesis. Wind speed 1 vs. It increased by 0. where with the wind intensity of 1 the curve has shape of S .839421 Degree of freedom = n-2= 4+4-2= 6 Critical value2. because the leaf facing the wind of intensity 2 had the greatest surface area of 31cm2 and the least surface are was in the leaf facing no wind of 24cm2. where the exponential increase is obvious in the trial with wind intensity of 2.45 t-value<critical value (t-test) = 0. As represented in the Figure XYZ. However. However. faster the transpiration.45 accept null hypothesis Conclusion: In this experiment we were investigating the effect of the wind on the transpiration rate in the plants by using potometer. For the next time I would observe the water uptake for more than 15 minutes -> for example for at least 30 minutes. After calculating the actual water loss in mL per m2 over 15 minutes. Surprisingly the steadiest increase was in control group without the wind. However. my data do not support that hypothesis. our data again do not support that statement.839421 < 2.01mL for both. to see the real effect and to obtain . the data again shows that the biggest water loss was in the control group with no wind of 8. As I can clearly see fro the graph and also as the table represents the transpiration rate in the pelargonium in control group without the wind reached the *plateau stage* where there is no further increase after 5 minutes. The theory says that bigger the surface area. I would expect that the water uptake will be the slowest for the control group first of all because of the no wind and send of all due to the fact that the surface area of the leaf was the smallest. it stays stable on 0. the water uptake increased in all the trials. Wind speed 2 Null hypothesis: There is no significant difference in transpiration in the pelargonium when there is wind of intensity 1 and when there is wind of intensity 2.02mL in 5 minutes. My hypothesis was that as the intensity of the wind increases the rate of transpiration will increase as well and so will the water uptake. also the plant we were using was of the same species for each time so we tried to make it as reliable and possible. wedidn’t obtain enough sufficient amounts of data.However. However.02mL.33 mL/m2 over 15 min and the smallest water uptake was in a trial with the wind speed of 2 6.

it wasn’t really possible to do it this time because the leaves on the pelargonium were of different sizes. However.more reasonable data. I would suggest doing the effect of wind with more than 2 wind speeds and as an addition I would suggest to place the fan closer than 1m. Also I would try to use the leaves of the same surface area. .

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