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We are doing a science fair experiment that involves Music and Plants. We visited your website and found the information useful but had a few questions. We were wondering if you thought that a certain genre of music would affect a plant’s growth more than another genre. The hypothesis for our experiment is, “If jazz, rock, and classical music are played for four hours every day for the first two weeks of a pinto bean plant’s growth, then the jazz music will most positively affect the height of the growth of the plant.” We would like you thoughts on our hypothesis and any suggestions you may have. Thank you for taking the time to read this email and we hope to hear from you soon.
Question Date: 2017-12-04
Answer 1:

I found this ScienceLine website about music and plants: read here

It looks, to me, like there's not much evidence that music affects plant growth at all. What do you think about that? Why do you think music affects plant growth?

To do a good experiment, you need to have a lot of data points. So it would be good to plant about 10 pinto beans for each category, including no music. Be sure to plant each pinto bean a little distance away from other pinto beans, so they're not too crowded. Do you think 2 inches apart would be a good distance?

The growing conditions for the plants need to be just the same for each category, except for the music. How will you keep the plants from hearing the music for plants in another category? If you put the plants in places far enough apart that they don't hear the 'wrong' music, they will have growing conditions that are at least slightly different - for example, the light will be somewhat different.

I think you could certainly throw out 1 kind of music for your experiment, so you won't have so many different categories of music, including no music.

Those are the suggestions I have for you. I hope you enjoy doing your science experiment and learn from it.

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