Summary of findings
Overall we found out that mung beans grow best in tap water. They do not grow well in Sugar, Salt and Detergent. This is because the carbon in Sugar is not suitable for growth. The sodium and the chlorine in the Salt is also not suitable for growth. As for Detergent, it is highly toxic. Thus mung beans grow best in tap water.
The practical application for our experiment would be that if we could grow a type of plant faster, this will help benefit people as there will more growing of crops as the crops will be affected by the different solubles contained in the water, which will help in the feeding of people, as the world’s population is steadily climbing higher and higher, resulting in the solution of the hunger crisis, the elements found in the project will help in growing other plants, therefore making the earth “greener” as the plants will produce more oxygen and take away more carbon dioxide, resulting in an eco-friendly way of growing crops.
Another practical application of our experiment will be for farmers to grow crops more efficiently, the government will not have to spend as much cash resources trying to focus more on the production of crops, can push some of their funding into researching health care, getting cures for diseases such as cancer, AIDS, Asthma etc.
A third practical application for our experiment will be that farmers will require less space to grow the same amount of crops that they do now, so that the government will have a greater amount of land space to work with, so that the government will be able to allocate more resources in order to build more homes for the homeless people, build more buildings of different sorts, such as Shopping Centres, Rehabilitation Centres, HDB Flats etc.
Areas for further study
- If we were given more time, we would have used different kinds of plants in order to test the effectiveness of the water on different types of plants, rather than a single type of plant because the plants would give us a more thorough explanation of how the different types of water affect the different types of plants used in our experiment.
-If we were given more time, we would have taken more experiments to prove that our final results are correct and we also might have changed some of our values that we adde to the solubles in the plant water.
- We also might have used more types of water in our experiment if we were given more time, such as rain water, drain water etc.
- We also would have been able to obtain more samples of plants, such as crops like corn, carrots, wheat etc. to have a more reliable aspect as to what types of water affect plant growth and also the credibility of the results would be proven as it would have been tested multiple times along with the results being the same.
-We also would have been able to obtain more samples of the sugar, salt and detergent to find out the atomic elements in those solubles, along with finding out the elements contained in other water, such as drain water, rain water, etc.
-We also would have been able to run more experiments, we would also might have found some new results, leading to the conclusion that a certain type of water is better than other types of water at growing this particular plant.