Title

The Effect of Drought Tolerance on Stem Length In Wisconsin Fast Plants

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

2nd Place

Abstract

Droughts have shown to have a significant effect on agriculture and the environment. The purpose of this experiment was to observe whether a moderate drought stress would affect the stem lengths of the P1 generation of Wisconsin Fast Plants®. It was hypothesized that the Wisconsin Fast Plants® P1 generation control would have a greater stem length than the P1 generation under drought stress. Two groups were created; a group under drought stress and a control group not under drought stress. The group under drought stress received half the amount of water that the control group received. Plant heights were recorded every other day throughout the experiment. A two-sample t test (t(16) = -1.21, p = 0.244) was taken between the P1 generation under drought stress and the control. The data showed that the difference was not statistically significant. The hypothesis was not supported by the results, because the P1 generation control did not have a greater stem length than the drought stress treatment. This suggests that the simulated moderate drought is not detrimental enough to affect stem length.

Location

Founders Hall 213 C

Start Date

3-30-2019 10:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 10:15 AM

The Effect of Drought Tolerance on Stem Length In Wisconsin Fast Plants

Founders Hall 213 C

Droughts have shown to have a significant effect on agriculture and the environment. The purpose of this experiment was to observe whether a moderate drought stress would affect the stem lengths of the P1 generation of Wisconsin Fast Plants®. It was hypothesized that the Wisconsin Fast Plants® P1 generation control would have a greater stem length than the P1 generation under drought stress. Two groups were created; a group under drought stress and a control group not under drought stress. The group under drought stress received half the amount of water that the control group received. Plant heights were recorded every other day throughout the experiment. A two-sample t test (t(16) = -1.21, p = 0.244) was taken between the P1 generation under drought stress and the control. The data showed that the difference was not statistically significant. The hypothesis was not supported by the results, because the P1 generation control did not have a greater stem length than the drought stress treatment. This suggests that the simulated moderate drought is not detrimental enough to affect stem length.