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Name: Nabil Jazli Bin Jazlan

Class: 3S
Date: 14 April 2009

Factor Affecting Rate of Transpiration (Wind)

Aim: To study how wind affects the rate of transpiration


Problem Statement: Is the rate of transpiration affected
by wind?
Hypothesis: Windy condition increases the rate of
transpiration in plants.
Fixed variables: Size and type of plant, light, humidity,
temperature and time.
Manipulated variable: Presence of Wind
Responding variable: Rate of transpiration and
difference in weight of the apparatus
Materials and apparatus: Young balsam plants of
similar size with the same number of leaves, cooking oil,
cotton wool, water, conical flask, stopwatch, fan and
beam balance.

Procedure:
1. Two weight potometers are setup.
2. Take the initial reading of the beam balance.
3. Place Potometer K under room condition as a control
experiment.
4. Place Potometer L near a fan. Switch on the fan.
5. Take the final reading of the beam balance after 2
hours.
6. Results are tabulated and the rate of transpiration is
calculated.

Result/Observation:
Initial Final reading The
reading (g) (g) difference in
reading
Potometer K 31.8 31.6 0.2
Potometer L 31.8 31.1 0.7

Interpreting data:

• Calculation

Potometer K:
Rate of transpiration = 0.2g/2 hours
= 0.1g/hour

Potometer L:
Rate of transpiration = 0.7g/2 hours
= 0./hour

• Relationship between manipulated variable


and responding variable
The stronger the wind, the faster the rate of transpiration.
Conclusion:
The presents of wind, the facts of the rate of
transpiration.