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Experiment procedure: I am creating an experiment with plants to show whether a plant continues

growing through its life and if it still uses photosynthesis. I have three plants, with the variable being the
amount of sunlight. Plant 1 is always in sunlight. Plant 2 is in sunlight only part of the time. Plant 3 is in
darkness. The plants are all lilies and I water them every other day. I measure their height to see if it is
still growing and observe the coloring to see if it is still healthy. This will show if plants need sunlight. My
hypothesis is the plant without sunlight will die and the more sunlight each plant gets the stronger it will
be.

Materials: three Lilies in pots, plant food, water, sunlight (variable),

Day 1: Plant 1: 3.2 in Plant 2: 3 in Plant 3: 4 in

Coloring: normal normal normal

Day 2: Plant 1: 3.2 in Plant 2: 3 in Plant 3: 4 in

Coloring: bright normal normal

Day 3: Plant 1: 3.5 in Plant 2: 3 in Plant 3: 4 in

Coloring: bright slightly fading fading

Day 4: Plant 1: 3.5 in Plant 2: 3 in Plant 3: 4 in

Coloring: bright slightly fading fading

Day 5: Plant 1: 3.5 in Plant 2: 3 in Plant 3: 4 in

Coloring: bright slightly fading fading

Day 6: Plant 1: 4 ¼ in Plant 2: 4 in Plant 3: 3 ½ in

Color: bright slightly faded faded, shriveled

The main factor that determines that my plants grow into lilies is genetics. It passes on the dna in the
seed, to form into the same type of plant. Its genes make it into what kind of plant it will be. Growth is
determined by both environment and genetics. Plants need sunlight to grow. I noticed in my experiment
that plants can grow toward the sunlight. Without light, the plant cannot make food, and it cannot grow.
Eventually, green plants will die without sunlight. Photosynthesis uses sunlight to create food and make
it grow. In conclusion, plants still grow throughout its life and it needs to use photosynthesis to do so.
Plant 1
Plant 2
Plant 3
End result