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Kerri drove through many different areas on her cross-country trip to see her Great Aunt Lilly. Along the way she noticed that not only did she see very different kinds of animal life, but very different types of plant life and very different climates. (Recall: climates are the weather conditions, including temperature, precipitation, and wind, that are common in a particular region). Since I can’t let you work with the types of animals that Kerri saw, in this lab activity you will be given the chance to explore how climate affects grass plants, a plant that was present in some form in every biome Kerri traveled to.
· 6 pots of “baby” grass plants with soil
· heat lamp
· graduated cylinders
· calibrated pipettes
With you partner come up with a course of action that you will use to study how the amount of water a plant gets and the temperature a plant gets will effect its growth. You can only use the materials that are provided. You will get two weeks to complete your investigation. Before you begin you must submit a hypothesis and plan of action to Mrs. Daniel for her approval. You will turn in a lab report that explains your findings. It will be worth 50 points.
· Use caution when working with glassware.
· Heat lamps can cause burns so be careful when working with it.