Title

The Effect of KCl (Potassium Chloride) on Sorghum Plant Height

Author(s)

Victor Ran, HHES

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Botany

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Potassium Chloride, KCl, is added into the fertilizers for plants and crops. Sorghum, especially, needs some KCl fertilizer when they grow. The purpose of this experiment is to define how initially adding different amount of KCl affects the height of growth of sorghum seeds. The independent variable is KCl concentration in percentage (%). The dependent variables are Light, water, temperature, soil, wind, ages and variety of plants. The hypothesis states that if the amount of KCl is increased, then the sorghum will grow taller. The null hypothesis states that increasing KCl will not affect sorghum plant height. The research technique is experimentation. The effect of KCl on sorghum plant height is summarized in the tables above. Since the height of sorghum plants is proportion to from 0% to 12.5% concentration of KCl solution added, the hypothesis is supported by the data. This research project will help the scientific community fund out how to use Potassium Chloride to affect the growth of sorghum plant.

Location

Neville 105

Start Date

4-14-2018 9:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 9:30 AM

The Effect of KCl (Potassium Chloride) on Sorghum Plant Height

Neville 105

Potassium Chloride, KCl, is added into the fertilizers for plants and crops. Sorghum, especially, needs some KCl fertilizer when they grow. The purpose of this experiment is to define how initially adding different amount of KCl affects the height of growth of sorghum seeds. The independent variable is KCl concentration in percentage (%). The dependent variables are Light, water, temperature, soil, wind, ages and variety of plants. The hypothesis states that if the amount of KCl is increased, then the sorghum will grow taller. The null hypothesis states that increasing KCl will not affect sorghum plant height. The research technique is experimentation. The effect of KCl on sorghum plant height is summarized in the tables above. Since the height of sorghum plants is proportion to from 0% to 12.5% concentration of KCl solution added, the hypothesis is supported by the data. This research project will help the scientific community fund out how to use Potassium Chloride to affect the growth of sorghum plant.