Humans are on of the biggest cause of climate change. We cause this mostly by the fossil fuels we use this for many things like transportation, electricity, or power plants. Global warming happens when carbon dioxide or other air pollutants or green houses collect in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation that have bounced off the earthâ€™s surface (MacMillan 2016). The plant I chose to do this expirement on was the ocimum basilicum which is the basil plant.
How does increased climate temperature effect autotrophs?
If increased temperature acts on basil plants it will grow faster that the control group.
The experiment we con-
ducted was to see if increased climate change would have a different effect on basil plants. We had six basil plants they all had the same amount of dirt (Â˝ cup), three seeds, and 1 teaspoon of water. Three were under natural sunlight (control treatment) and three were using heat lamps (experimental treatment) to see the effect climate change has on plants. For eleven days we mea-
We had three plants in each group labeled A, B, and C. All six started as seeds and we watered them everyday. The pre-data for both experimental and control group started off at 0 centimeters. For the control group the basil plants did not show any progress until the fifth day. On the eleventh day, the last day the control group had grown to an average of .57 centimeters. For the experimental group it sprouted on the third day and had grown to an average of 1.57 centimeters. The difference in height was 100% between the control and experimental group. _
INVESTIGATION QUESTION: How does increased climate temperature effect autotrophs? HYPOTHESIS: If increased temperature acts on basil plants it will grow faster than the control group. Our hypothesis was right. The experiment group or group with heat lamps grew faster.