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Investigate the effects of four variables - nitrogen, temperature, light intensity and light duration - on the growth of tomatoes. Run experiments in a plant research laboratory. Consider the results and write up your observations and conclusions.
Students set up controlled laboratory experiments to investigate variables affecting plant growth and analyse the resulting data.
Students make a hypothesis, carry out a fair test and analyse the results to decide whether the data supports their hypothesis.
This resource is useful for the Australian Curriculum content description in year 6 science about designing an experiment to investigate factors that affect the growth of plants.
The resource can contribute to students attaining the achievement standard in year 6 science by providing opportunities to predict the effect of environmental changes on plants.
It may also contribute to students attaining the achievement standard in year 6, and assist students to identify variables to be changed and measured, interpret data and describe relationships in data.
Includes an option for students to save or print a lab report after compiling it.