The effects of different solutions on the germination and maturation of Lepidium Sativum (Cress seeds)​

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Jessica Roberson

Ms. Elyse Wexler

"This project determined which pollutant solution was most detrimental to the growth of Cress seeds. This was done to find out which pollutants commonly found in stormwater runoff negatively impacts the growth of vegetation. The experiment consisted of 2 trials, each with 12 samples being grown for 2 weeks as well as having 2 samples per 1 pollutant solution. The plants were measured for their progression in height over 2 weeks and their final root and shoot lengths. Alternatives to harmful chemicals such as pesticide and chemical fertilizers were used to prevent damaging the environment during disposal."

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