|1: ||How do conifers, holly and acorns (oaks) disperse
|2: ||I know that leaves are green, but they turn
yellow and red in fall. I think they are drying
up, but I don't know why. What happens to leaves ?
|3: ||Why do apples turn brown when you cut them? Why
does it help if you put them in the refrigerator?
|4: ||We're studying the inhibiting effects of alcohols
on the iodine clock reaction & have heard that
iodine can complex with alcohols as well as
starch. We're using starch as an indicator and
have noticed some different color changes for
endpoints particularly when using high
concentrations of alcohols. Can you offer any
advice on this system or direct us to useful
|5: ||What is the ecosystem? What are some common
|6: ||What makes cucumber seeds cause burps? And how
could you demonstrate that in the classroom?
People grow the seedless cucumbers for this reason.
|7: ||I am doing a science project with plants. Two
tomato plants are grown under boxes made of four
types of cellophane: red, green, blue and clear.
The red one grew the most, both in height and
width, then the clear followed by the green, then
the blue. Why did it turn out this way?
|8: ||How does the type of soil, light, and water
affect a plant?
|9: ||How was life started?
|10: ||Are ther any charts that shows the stages of
rotting for any type of produce?
|11: ||I was wondering whether it is possible or not for
life to develop in a chlorine or fluorine
atmosphere, and if not could you explain why?
|12: ||Why in nature, do most flowers have a Fibonacci
number of petals?
|13: ||How are respiration and photosynthesis related?
|14: ||How does ethylene affect ripening fruit?
|15: ||How does catalase break down hydrogen peroxide?
|16: ||How does Lugol's stain (iodine) stain starch? Does
the staining of starch affect amylase's ability
to hydrolyze starch back to glucose?
|17: ||If plants need water to photosynthesize, how is
it that air ferns are able to grow without their
roots being in the ground or in a water source?
|18: ||Which cells developed first the plant cells or
the animal cells? Why did nature give animal
cells not the ability to do photosynthesis? We
could supply some food this way.
|19: ||How does photosynthesis work? Is Photosynthesis a
big part is science today?
|20: ||I am learning about photosynthesis in biology;
right now my teacher says the the color we see is
just a reflection, so how is it possible for
iridescent colors to reflect?
|21: ||Can plants grow without photosynthesis?
|22: ||Why can the colors of the flower's petals be made
purple, green, blue and other colors except for
|23: ||Do all living things go through photosynthesis?
|24: ||Is it true that if you put beer or cotton in a
plant it will grow faster? Is it true if you put
a plant in a dark closet it will grow faster?
|25: ||If phytoplankton provides 50% of the earth's
oxygen, what's the other half?
|26: ||What will be the effect of giving a plant beer
instead of water?
|27: ||If the sun's light peaks in the green, why do plants prefer to reflect green light (giving them their green color)? And in particular why do they prefer to absorb red light and with that not efficiently utilizing the sun's radiation?
|28: ||Where do plants prefer to live?
|29: ||Which evolved first plants or fungus? How do we
|30: ||Why is the sky and ocean blue, and the grass green?
|31: ||Hello. I am currently working on my sophomore
science project and am trying to think of a
topic. An idea I had was : How quickly does
algae accumulates on different surfaces, like
wood or plastic in various locations underwater.
(Deep, shallow, rocky, sandy, still, etc.) Is
that a good idea and would I be able to grow them
in small tanks? How would I go about doing that?
Thanks, Kim Young
|32: ||What is acid rain and what causes it?
|33: ||Why does moss only grow on the north side of
trees? Also why is its texture fuzzy?
|34: ||Were do seeds come from? I know flowers form from
seeds but how do seeds form?
|35: ||Do all plants die?
|36: ||What is the biggest plant in the world?
|37: ||Which plant has the biggest leaves?
|38: ||Forest have been called America's renewable
resource.Under what circumstances might
woods,trees or forests be a nonrenewable
resource? Describe using details of a process for
preserving forests as a renewable resource.
|39: ||How do seeds form?
|40: ||Why do plants need oxygen?
|41: ||Do plants have to have oxygen to survive? Or can
plants (other than the plants in wetlands) live
|42: ||At my school we are learning about the cell and
the cell parts. My question is, after the Golgi
complex takes out the bacteria and the bad things
from the cell, where does it go next? Is there
still more systems in our body that desteroy's
bad things that comes out from the cell? Thank you.
|43: ||What are the materials that are in different
types a fabrics? How are fabrics different?
|44: ||Do plants put oxygen into the air? Does
Chlorophyll give plants their green color?
|45: ||How do plants get oxygen from the air ?
|46: ||How Do trees survive without oxygen?
|47: ||Why do maple leaves turn red during autumn?
|48: ||I am doing an experiment for my science class. I was wondering if the color of the water would affect the growth of a plant? If you water a plant with colored water, will the plant turn the color of the dye? Thank you!!!!
|49: ||How can light, sugar level, and the ph value affect anthocyanin in plants?
|50: ||How much carbon dioxide do plants give off?
|51: ||What type of plants have the highest oxygen production to size ratio?
|52: ||Is there a mathematical relationship between between light intensity and rate of photosynthesis or between water availability and rate of photosynthesis? We would like to create a computer program to simulate these relationships. Where can we find experimental data about these relationships?
|53: ||What's the best and fastest growing plant to do a
short term project on?
|54: ||Which species of plant that mainly produces chlorophyll (green) would be good to experiment on? it has to be fast growing and have the ability to survive experimental conditions.
|55: ||What happens to the leaves,stems, and roots in
cold and warm conditions?
|56: ||For my high school science project I am doing an experiment involving cloning vegetable plants. I was wondering how to get a clone induction medium or a callus initiation medium? How would I purchase these? Also, Do you have any good ideas for this type of project? Thank you.
|57: ||Why are kelp considered protists?
|58: ||We have been learning about genetically modified plants, such as a strawberry that has an *antifreeze* gene from a flounder inserted to resist frost. Now, if this strawberry (with an *extra* allele inserted) is crossed with a normal strawberry plant, what phenotype will be expressed, since there will not be two pairs of alleles for that particular chromosome? We thought it could be like a fragile X thing (just one copy), but we're not sure.
|59: ||I am doing my project at the moment, do you mind helping me to show the similarities/differences of a particular part of the tree, please? Thank you very much for your help.
|60: ||What is the difference between vacuoles and tonoplasts?
|61: ||What are some advances of the flowering plants
that contribute to the successful growth to great
|62: ||How does moss grows on rocks???
|63: ||Are plants important to animals?
|64: ||How do plants sense a change in the environment?
|65: ||How can animals help plants reproduce?
|66: ||Does every cell in a cotton plant contain the genes to make cotton fiber?
|67: ||Why shouldnt we produce cotton plants that can make spidroins?
|68: ||How much is known about how lasers effect the
growth of plants through different objects?
|69: ||Were Adam and Eve the very first people on Earth? If they were, were the dinosaurs living or were they extinct?
|70: ||Why is it that during the light reactions of
photosynthesis photosystem 2 comes before
photosystem 1? Or why are they named photosystem
1 and 2?
|71: ||Hi Science Line, I had my secondary science
student teachers conduct a toxicology
investigation following a standard protocol. They
investigated the effects of a toxin of their
choice (diet Pepsi, nail polish remover, etc.) on
the germination and growth of lettuce seeds.
They used six different concentrations of the
toxin, three plates per concentration, five seeds
per plate. They counted the number of seeds
germinated per treatment and measured the length
of the seeds' radicle in mm. My questions: (1)
What is the appropriate number of significant
figures to use when calculating the average
germination and average radical length? (2) If a
seed hasn't germinated or has germinatd but has
no radicle, do you include a 0 for radicle length
when calculating the average or do you leave it
out of the calculation all together? Thanks much
for your help!
|72: ||What does food coloring do to plants? |
|73: ||What would it be like if there were no trees?
|74: ||Why is the chlorophyll in plants green or even
red, orange, or brown?
|75: ||How long can a tree live?
|76: ||Which flower has the most petals?
|77: ||What causes banana peels to turn brown?
|78: ||What kinds of plants can get cancer?
|79: ||I want to know why silkworms eat mulberry and
what's present in mulberry that is not present in
|80: ||How do you get seeds out of vegetables?
|81: ||What are the chemical combinations for chlorophyll?
|82: ||Someone told me that I have to turn house plants
occasionally, so that the plant gets equal light
all around. I also read somewhere that the plant
should be turned counter-clockwise. Is that true?
|83: ||I have been reading about telomerase, and just finished studying plants. Is telomerase present in plants, and how do plants get away without aging. I understand plants (perennials) can grow forever if the environment allows.
|84: ||We tested the toxicity of bio-degradable laundry detergent on lettuce seeds. The radicals of the plants that germinated were withered and brown, a result that differed from every other experimental substance group. Any insight as to the cause of this result?
|85: ||We performed an experiment in which we tested the
effects of PowerGel (basically, liquid
electrolytes) on lettuce seed growth. I want to
know: are plants able to utilize electrolyte- type
fuel in the same ways that people do?
|86: ||How does exposure to water cause lettuce seeds to
germinate, and why is no light required for
growth? Is it because the seed provides the
|87: ||In one of my recent teacher education classes, my lab partner and I tested the effect of a toxin (in our experiment the toxin was PowerGel aka liquid electrolights) on lettuce seed growth over a 7 day period. In comparing our results to those of the other groups (whose used different toxins) our lettuce seeds that sprouted were much smaller in gerth than everyone elses. Why might have powergel effected the diameter of the lettuce sprouts been smaller than the rest of our classmates?
|88: ||During a toxicity lab performed at UCSB, we took butter lettuce seeds and used UCSB Lagoon water taken from the North shore (farthest away from Pacific Ocean opening) near the faculty lounge, to see if the seeds would grow. When the water was collected, we noted significant levels of algae and detritus in the water (strong offensive smell). Due to the proximity of our collection location to the Pacific Ocean, there may have been significant levels of salt in our test substance. The contaminated lagoon water poisonous in lettuce seeds and inhibited germination and growth of the radical in seeds treated with concentrations 10% and above with the lagoon water. My question is; what are the chemical components of the water that inhibit growth in the butter lettuce seeds?
|89: ||We recently did a lab on the effects of different substances on the growth of lettuce seeds. Our substance (Trader Joe's "Next-to- Godliness Liquid Laundry Detergent") allowed similar amounts of growth, yet it was the only substance in the study where the roots were all brown. Why do you think this was?
|90: ||Is there any evidence that low concentrations (0.001%-1%) of a sugar source on a growth medium might enhance seed growth, rather than inhibit it? We did an experiment where we plated low concentrations of a fruit juice and tried to grow lettuce seeds. The higher concentrations killed them, but in the lower concentrations, there was some growth, but less than for the control (distilled water). To restate: Does an absorbable sugar source help growth of seeds
|91: ||If we put plants on Mars, will we be able to live there in a couple hundred years?
|92: ||Has there ever been a plant that can combine a
monocot and a dicot?
|93: ||Is there a possibility that radioactive fallout
or waste could cause a mutation that causes
plants to change colors, like instead of being
green the plant would be red and purple?
|94: ||How many living things are there?
|95: ||How many Carbons, Oxygens, and Hydrogens are there in Photosynthesis?
|96: ||What characteristics enable seed plants to live in a wide variety of environments??
|97: ||Does music have any effect on plant growth, if
why and how?
|98: ||I know why algae are different colors but how does their color affect their function?
|99: ||We have alder trees at our school. I got some
cones and broke them and got some seeds. I want
to know how to germinate the seeds. What do I do
with the seeds to grow them? Thank you
|100: ||I have heard that there are two main theories to
the evolutionary origins of life, RNA first and
metabolism first, can you give me some
information on both?
|101: ||What are the three branches of life?
|102: ||Do cells have brains?
|103: || |
Hello, i am doing a project on gel
electrophoresis and just had a few questions.
-What is the basic process?
-What is it used
for? What fields?
-How is the gel
-How are the DNA segments
-Could the average person conduct
their own gel electrophoresis experiment?
Any answers to any of these questions would be
greatly appreciated. Thank You
|104: ||To make genetic mutations do you have to change
DNA or RNA? Why?
|105: ||Can plants move from one place to another?
|106: ||How does Photosynthesis help animals survive?
|107: ||At which wavelength does maximum Photosynthesis
|108: ||I am doing an exiting project on absorption of
water and pine. Where can I find some research
about this topic?
|109: ||Why are you not crushed by atmospheric pressure?
|110: ||I am starting a science project about the different environments to grow up mushrooms. Do you know where can I get the mushroom spores and how long does it take for them to grow? I really need your help!
|111: ||what is the adaptive value of algae having different pigments?
|112: ||What is a chromsome and what does it do?
|113: ||What helps cell divide?
|114: ||How many times a day does a cell divide?
|115: ||What is some evidence for evolution?
|116: ||There has been a lot of studies to show the numerous benefits of taking soybeans. However, there are also claims that taking a lot of soy may cause tumour in the body and may make a man more feminine. To what extent are these claims true?
|117: ||How does a seed form?
|118: ||How does noise pollution from traffic affect the environment? What animals does it specifically affect?
|119: ||1. What is the difference between biodegradation and bioremediation?
|120: ||What is the "pull on sap"?
|121: ||Desertification is increasingly becoming more of
a problem, is there a way to reverse it once the
damage is done.
|122: ||Why do only Eukaryotic cells have nucleuses?
|123: ||The presence of flowers in bedrooms has an effect
on human respiration at night. Is it real? What is
|124: ||What is the importance of water in seed germination?
|125: ||May transpiration in plants occur during night?
|126: ||Why is moss non-vascular?
|127: ||How do you know that the cells in your body are
|128: ||Can plant roots absorb CO2 that is in the soil?
|129: ||How do flowers bloom?
|130: ||How you scientists would define the words genes, genetics, and heredity?
|131: ||In the field of Genetics, what does it mean a trait and hybrid?
|132: ||I would like to know what is an allele?, what is a recessive allele?, and what is a dominant allele?
|133: ||What are your views on pesticide use? Do you think their use is dangerous to the environment? If so, what do you suggest we do to decrease pesticide use?
|134: ||Are there centrioles in both plant and animal cells?
|135: ||I have heard several contradictory statements regarding the impact of wildfires on the environment, especially in our local Southern California Chaparral biome and Mediterranean climate. Overall, do wildfires cause detriment to the environment or do they act as a natural fertilizer and allow for biodiversity?
|136: ||If Darwin's theory states that humans evolved
from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?
|137: ||What type of honey bees live in my area? What
color are they most attracted to? Can they see
|138: ||When the earliest organism grew, did ti go extint
after new ones grew?
|139: ||Is there anyway that we can ensure the safety of genetically modified crops, while increasing the amount of nutrients for example protein or vitamins?
|140: ||Why does human skin itch when it reacts with grass?
|141: ||I've heard that fruits and vegetables ripen
faster when placed in brown paper bags rather
than out in the open. Is this true? If so, why?
Also, does the color of the bag matter? Thanks!
|142: ||Do male and female grow at different rates?
|143: ||On land all plants appear green, where as aquatic
plants vary in color. Why do land plants have one
photosynthetic strategy where aquatic plants use
different light harvesting strategies?
|144: || |
The theory goes that mutation is the raw material for evolution. Existing sequences of DNA, some of which codes for functional proteins, other sections dont, have random changes in their nucleotide sequence over time, that may persist and dawn reproductive advantage onto carriers of that gene.
I know that changes in the nucleotide sequences of the same gene have been observed across species, like in the genes that code for polypeptides in cytochrome C and hemoglobin. Based on this evidence a sort of evolutionary time line can be developed to show how far back organisms diverged from a common ancestor by comparing the numbers of differences in nucleotide sequence. In the study of genomes thus far, is there any evidence that suggests a related sequence of nucleotides that result in different functional proteins? Not all organisms have the same proteins, so wouldnt we expect to find that when we find a novel protein on the evolutionary tree, that the nucleotide sequence that codes for that protein would be analogous or similar to a the sequence for a different functional protein? I havent come across anything on this front and was wondering what the experts know. Thanks and I hope you have lots to be thankful for! Sincerely, Bret Klopfenstein Ventura HS
|145: ||Which is the color of light not reflected by chlorophyll?
|146: ||How are scientific names developed?
|147: ||When someone eats too many carrots or carrot juice, why does their skin turn orange? What makes the skin turn that color?
|148: ||If mushrooms are a fungus, how are they edible?
|149: ||What causes poison oak to irritate the skin? What
does that have to do with chemistry?
|150: ||My family and I are on the Feingold diet. We do
not eat foods containing artificial colors and
dyes because we believe they have negative
health/behavioral effects...especially on my 6
yr. old autistic brother. I have a 5th grade
science experiment due and would like to do
something related to food dyes and how much
people eat them daily but cannot think of any
exact experiment to do. Any ideas?
|151: ||How is ATP produced in cells; what is the difference between the energy-producing process in animal cells and plant cells? How much ATP is produced?
|152: ||Can fish live in colored water?
|153: ||How are sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide
significant to the process of photosynthesis?
|154: ||What is the effect of chlorinated water on plant growth?
|155: ||How fast can plants grow?
|156: ||Is it faster for a plant to grow in a flower pot or a jar?
|157: ||In what kind of material (sand, clay) do seeds grow best and why?
|158: ||Does a plant grow bigger if watered by milk or water?
|159: ||Do plants give off moisture?
|160: ||How would you measure Ultra Violet light on green algae? What units of measurements would you use for measuring Ultra Violet light?
|161: ||What information is coded into DNA?
|162: ||How can waste affect a plants growth?
|163: ||What is the chemical process that turns a picked
banana from green to yellow to brown?
|164: ||I have a number of questions: |
1.I have seen for sale fossils of ginger and garlic in an antiquity shop.They look like ginger/garlic but is rock hard. The price is about $8 each,which seems to be very cheap. The shopkeeper says they were found near a cave.
(a)How do I determine whether they are really fossils or not?
(b) If they are really fossils, then they should be thousands of years old,right?
(c) How much do you estimate to be the real value if they are really fossils?
(d) Are there any research done on the fosils of garlic and ginger?
(e) We have a scanning electron microscope in our University. For research and academic purposes, what sort of study would you suggest for me to undertake?
|165: || |
I'm asking for help with the assistance of my teacher. I'm doing a science fair and research project on the golden ratio in nature. I'm interested in mathematics and finding relationships between things I can measure in the real world.
I've been doing research on the golden ratio and I've found that the information is either too general or too advanced. I think there may be two ways you could help me:
1. I would like some help finding material that could help inform me appropriately (beyond the junior high level, but easier than graduate school) for my mathematical research.
2. Is it possible that there might be someone on campus willing to mentor me?
Teacher's note: This student is one of the brightest girls I've seen! Worth nurturing/Mentoring!!!!
|166: || |
I am doing a project on DNA sequence and on how changes in the sequence cause disorders. For example, cystic fibrosis is caused by a recessive allele. When you look at that string of DNA you can see there are three DNA bases missing. Here are my questions I need answered:
1) What kind of technology you would use when looking for the DNA impurities?
2) In the sequences is it easy to point out the mistakes or are they hard to see?
3) Is a specific name for this action or do I just call it DNA sequencing?
4) Is it possible to replace the mistakes with the correct sequence? --Thank you
|167: ||If a plant didn't have chlorophyll, what color
would it be?
|168: ||If a plant is dead and you put it into a cup with water and food coloring will it still change color?
|169: || |
I was wondering if anyone at UCSB could tell me what soil composition is like after a fire (I couldn't find a usable resource)?
|170: || |
How can I measure the amount of minerals the plants are taking in through their roots and leaves?
I want to compare the recovery of native and non- native plants after fire.
|171: ||I've read about butanolides (a family of chemicals found in smoke) in an article from the LA Times, and it said that they increase plant growth and I was wondering how I could get butanolides for a possible experiment?
|172: ||What are the contents of wax and paraffin?
|173: ||How do leaves change color during the fall?
|174: ||Do you have any unique information for the use of Calcium, the element?
|175: ||What nutrients are taken out of soil when people use too much fertilizer?
|176: ||Are all plant cells square and all animal cells
more round in shape?
|177: ||Is silk made of living thing?
|178: ||What is the reaction of a plant when you add Clorox?
|179: ||What colors of light are used in land plant photosynthesis?
|180: || |
I'm still curious about the result of my
For your information, I've used
XRD to determine the element of the 'rock'. If
you remember, I'd sent you a micrograph pictures
(using SEM) of the 'rock' last week.
I've attached some result of XRD. Hope you can
give your opinion either it is fossil or not. I
really appreciate your cooperation. Million
|181: ||Is coral bleached by higher temperatures?
|182: ||How can obligate anaerobe bacteria can survive without respiration of oxygen!?
|183: ||What is the effect of light on the color of grass leaves (as a phenotype)? What is the effect on the color in absence of light?
|184: ||What is the function of a plant cell and what is
the function of an animal cell? Are their
|185: ||What are the functions of abscisins in plants?
|186: || |
This is a sealed room to only grow plants. I will be introducing C02 @ 1500 PPM to maximize growth, and I do not want to ventilate the room and loose my C02. So, I will have to introduce oxygen to the room. I know that we have about 21% in our atmosphere but I do not know what the Oxygen level needs to be in order to grow healthy plants?
This is the last thing I will need to know to finish my set up, everything else is in place and ready for plants.
I hope that you can find an answer for me as I have not been very successful on my own. Thank you
|187: ||Can a certain kind of food coloring affect a certain type of plants growth?
|188: ||Why animal cells have more variety in shape than plant cells?
|189: ||A classic experiment involves growing beans in wet cotton. Can the same be done in hydrated sodium polyacrylate?
|190: ||If an Producer is an organism that makes its own
food. And a Herbivore is a plant eating animal
what is something like a venus fly-trap be?
|191: || |
I want to do experiment with my friend about goldfish. My question is:
Is a goldfish healthier living among water plants or in clean water?
I need your help. How to do this experiment, what kind of materials do I need and I hope you can help me
|192: ||Does color really affect the plants growth?
|193: ||Hello, I am doing a science project for the science fair and I need to ask a proffessional a couple of questions for my project. Would you mind answering these questions for me? Why do different types of wrapping affect the spoilage of raspberries?
|194: ||What are the effects of grey water vs. fresh water? I am conducting an experiment and so far it looks like the grey water is doing better than the fresh watered plants.
|195: || |
What is music therapy?
What type/tempo affects moods in what way?
|196: ||My science fair project is: What direction do plant roots grow? If I change the postition of my plants I'm seeing if the roots grow with the pull of gravity or not. Where can I find more info?
|197: ||What foods that are refrigerated, do spoil the quickest ?
|198: ||Can a plant survive without an external source of oxygen?
|199: ||Why do certian foods, such as raspberries, need to be refrigerated?
|200: ||What elements in sugar have a negative affect on the body? Do all sugars have this affect?
|201: ||Are there any nutritional values in gluten?
|202: ||Have you ever had experience with using grey
water on plants?
|203: ||Are there scientific reasons why one or the other
water type would do better on the plants?
|204: ||Do farms or plantations ever use grey water?
|205: ||Could biomass fuel other objects such as cars, or other vehicles?
|206: ||What is the molecular structure of biomass?
|207: ||Would it be possible to use biomass as an all purpose fuel for everything if adapted correctly?
|208: ||Can biomass be created in more effective and quicker methods?
|209: ||How long has our society used biomass energy or if we use it much at all?
|210: ||What is geotropism?
|211: ||If a plant were to be grown upside down, could it anchor itself with it's roots into the soil?
|212: ||Since roots grow to the pull of gravity, how
could a product like the Topsy Turvy work?
|213: ||I'm growing fast plants (such as lettuce) in
petri dishes. If the petri dish is turned on it's
side (so it can roll like a frisbee on it's
side), would it be normal for the roots to be
growing in all directions?
|214: ||How does the use of chemicals on a plant effect the over all quality or health of the plant?
|215: ||How might exposure to high amounts of sun light effect the quality or effectiveness of a fertilizer?
|216: ||Can a fertilizer alter a plant genetically or cause future mutations?
|217: ||Can chemicals from a synthetic fertilizer actually be absorbed by our crops and end up into our food?
|218: ||Hi! I'm doing the science fair at my school and I need to do an interview with someone who is an expert at the field I'm testing. I'm going to ask a few questions and I was wondering if someone in the field of plant growth and studies could answer them. When they do answer them can they please put their name and major (if it's some sort of plant studies) And if you could send me the answers before tuesday that would be amazing!!!! Science fair is due Wednesday! Thanks!!! 1. What is tropism? Thanks!
|219: ||What can happen to a plant if the soil is over
saturated with synthetic fertilizers?
|220: ||About how muck light will a plant take before it starts to burn or turn yellow?
|221: ||How is a leaf constructed or born?
|222: ||Do pea plants do better with less light or more light?
|223: ||If light is coming from a bunch of diffent angles how will the plant grow?
|224: ||How do plants trap or convert pollutants?
|225: ||Are the size and amount of roots the main factors of a plants ability to trap pollutants?
|226: ||What are some common types of pollutants that an be converted by plants?
|227: ||How many bioswales are in our community?
|228: ||How does light color affect plant growth?
|229: ||How come plants produce oxygen even though they
need oxygen for respiration?
|230: ||I was just wondering how many chromosomes it
takes to make one strand of DNA? Thanks,
hopefully you reply soon.
|231: ||Woud the stomata of a leaf open or close when exposed to a glucose solution? Why?
|232: ||How do organisms live in methane?
|233: ||Why can many plants and animals adapt better than others?
|234: ||What are some of the most interesting life forms found in the deepest parts of the ocean?
|235: ||Why are the trunks of trees brown?
|236: ||I heard that moss always grows on the north side
of trees. I want to know if it is true and why?I
think it grows there because it is shady and cool.
|237: ||If a flower's reproductive part ( pollen) goes in to a different flower could that make a new species of flowers or could we try to crossbreed?
|238: ||Is there really life on Mars? What evidence is
there that there may or may not have been life on
|239: ||If we know that Methyl Bromide (pesticide used by strawberry farmers that is hazardous to earths ozone supplies) is poisonous to the ozone, then why do we use it?
|240: ||Im interested in flowers. I found information about naming flowers, like bane means poisonous, but now I want to know more about why flowers can look so different - their shape, colors, size, smells - What is the purpose of the differences?
|241: ||I heard that cows lay out a lot of methane but
would it harm other stuff like plants and
vegetation? Does it affect the atmosphere?
|242: ||Why is the grass green?and Why are plants and
trees green and how do they produce oxygen?
|243: ||Are there any environmental problems in the Everglades?
|244: ||Why is the rainforest continually being cut down
despite the fact that people know about the
repercussions of its consequences?
|245: ||What kind of bacteria live in the swamps today?
|246: ||Could life survive on a Asteroid? On Earth there
are six characteristics of life. In the search
for alien life forms are the characteristics of
life the same?
|247: ||If all of the plants on Earth died, how long
would it be before we run out of oxygen?
|248: ||Why do some flowers close at night and some stay open at night?
|249: ||How did bacteria develop on Earth?
|250: ||How do you plant seedless watermelons or grapes,
if they don't have any seeds?
|251: ||I am trying to find out what kind of poisions are
in cigarette smoke. can you help me?
|252: ||How are recombinant plasmids moved through the
membrane into the receiving bacterium.The story
in the high school bio textbook is simply that
restriction enzymes clip the gene of interest,
it is recombined with a ligase, and then this
transformed plasmid is reintroduced into the cell
- but no real explanation. Can you explain this
|253: ||Why do your fingers wrinkle after soaking in the bath?
|254: ||How do different color filters affect plant growth?
|255: ||As a scientist, how would you explain how the
Earth was created after the Big Bang occurred?
Where did animals, plants the human race come from?
|256: ||If the sun were to explode, what is the
probability that human life forms would survive?
Is there a possibility of a "Counter Earth."
|257: ||Why can't humans make the 8 amino acids which we
need toget from the diet? Is it a loss of a past
ability, or are we maybe gaining the ability?
What amino acids do you acquire from beans and
rice, versus milk, and versus tofu?
|258: ||When people make paper, are some of the cells still alive, or do they all just disintegrate?
|259: ||Do cells go through the same changes as human
beings, or do they go through different changes?
In other words, do they start little, go through
some kind of puberty, then get old??
|260: ||What are the reasons that could keep humans from living longer than anyone does now?
|261: ||What do we know about the specifics of the
bonding process between a diatomic oxygen
molecule (O2) and the third oxygen
atom, the combination of which ends up as
O3? Does it have to do with
radiation? How exactly does it happen? What are
the effects of inhaling ozone on the human body?
I know that it is harmful to plants and even
deadly to them, but what does it do to humans?
|262: ||How do glowing algae (dinoflagellates) chemically create their light?
|263: ||Do the hydrophobic tails of the phospholipids making up cell membranes overlap and result in thinner but denser membranes? The books always draw the cell membranes with a bilayer such that the lipid tails are separated from each other across the membrane.
|264: ||How do flowers make their color? How come that the same flower - like lupines for example - can have different colors (pink, blue, red)?
|265: ||How come some clovers are three-leafed and some
|266: ||If mitochondria and chloroplasts contain their own DNA, what controls their rate of replication? How much do they depend on their host cell for biochemical machinery?
|267: ||How many chromosomes does an elephant have?
|268: ||Which is made from a plant silk, linen or nylon? |
|269: || The cherry plant has no Chlorophyll
but how can it produce cherries? |
|270: ||Do multi-cellular plants and fungi possess immune
systems analogous to those found in animals, with
white blood cells? |
|271: ||What is the theory of evolution? |
|272: ||Why living things need to be fed? |
|273: ||Why is GTP used in translation and transcription
instead of ATP? |
|274: ||During plant metabolism, CO2
increase around the plant when it is subjected to
periods of darkness and decreases when the plant
is in periods of illumination. How does this
happen at the level of the structures, molecules
and mechanisms involved in this process? |
|275: ||What types of nutrients are in bananas and
|276: ||How do animals help plant reproduction? |
|277: ||How many chromosomes are there in a Geometrid
|278: ||If you compare the two sequences of HindIII and
HaeII, is there anything unusual about the
sequence itself? Is there something about AAGCTT
or AATT that might suggest it is something other
than random if you came across it in a DNA
sequence? If you wanted to cut up a genome into
smaller pieces instead of larger pieces, and you
had the three enzymes to choose from that we
talked about above, which enzyme would you use?
The 4, 6 or 8 base pair cutter, and why?
|279: ||Though stomata remains closed at night, there is
still evolution of carbon dioxide. Why is this? |
|280: ||Does the color blue effect plant growth? |
|281: ||I have a science fair project due sometime in
January. The question is: Will chemical
insecticide affect plant growth? (affect as in
stunt) I Also want to know a few things: -What
kind of plant will grow fast in the winter? -How
will I know when to start experimenting? (I am
going to be collecting data every two days and I
am growing 12 plants and I\'m going to water half
with insecticide and the other half without)
You so very much! |
|282: ||What popcorn pops the most kernels and what is
the reason? For example, brands likeWinn Dixie
Popsecret? Or Orville brand? |
|283: ||What do plants need to grow? |
|284: ||How does chlorine affect material over a long
period of time? How does chlorine affect peoples’
|285: ||How do colors affect the light for a plant to
|286: ||How does music affect plant growth? |
|287: ||How much soil will I need to grow one bean plant?
What type of bean plant grows the fastest? What
the most common soil used by farmers/gardeners in
Santa Barbara County? How much water will a bean
plant need? How often should I water it? What is
your field of expertise? THANK YOU! |
|288: ||How does the light affect the growth of plants? |
|289: ||Does music help plants grow? |
|290: ||How can you separate antioxidants from a fruit? |
|291: ||If you put alcohol instead of water to a plant,
what happens to the plant? |
|292: ||Why does a plant need oxygen? |
|293: || Since photosynthesis and cellular respiration
opposites, why don't plants use the waste
of each for the other? For example, why don't
plants use the CO2 and H20
from cellular respiration in photosynthesis? Why
do they give it off as waste? And same goes for
the waste products of photosynthesis used in
cellular respiration. All I'm asking is why,
3.5 billion years of evolution, has this not been
|294: ||How many sets of chromosomes do tomatoes have? |
|295: ||How does color affect plant growth? |
|296: ||How do single-celled organisms function? |
|297: ||Why does a fruit turn brown? |
|298: ||I am doing a science experiment on how pH affects
the amount of algal growth, and I am using
cyanobacteria as I would like to relate my
experiment back to how pH could affect the amount
of algal biofuel yield. I am using a colorimeter
to determine the concentration of the algae. I am
not sure which wavelength of light I should use
measure the algae. Which wavelength of light
should I use to measure cyanobacteria growth? |
|299: ||I am growing plants in 3 boxes with a light
cut in different areas. Trying to find out if
light direction affects its growth. What kind of
plants are the fastest to grow ? I am trying
peas. Would that work ? Thank you ! |
|300: ||Why do plants need water? |
|301: || |
Hi! For my science fair project I'm doing an
experimenting plant gravitropism, by growing
bean plants upside down, and three right side up.
I have some questions for you to please
1. For the upside down bean plants, I just put
seed in normally, however it still grew upwards.
The roots came out of the bottom of the fiber
starter pots, and the shoots burst through the
and grew upwards! I expected the plant grow down,
and then curve up.
2. What would have happened if the pot was clay?
Would the shoot have turned around when it
the top, and grow out the bottom?
3. What should I have done if I do the experiment
4. I know about negative and positive geotropism,
and I now feel bad for having expected it to grow
down and then up!
Thanks so much!- Natasha
|302: || |
My science experiment is about plants
to their environment to reach light.I have one
plant in each of my three boxes. In each box
is a cut out hole and the hole is in a different
area, in which the plant must adapt. My first
1. I have planted my sweet peas but it takes
them around 10 days to sprout. When do I record
my data table?
2. How should I record its growth when it hasn't
even sprouted ?
3. Once it sprouts, should I record its growth as
Then, should I record every 2 day or 3
days? Thank you very, much for your help !
|303: ||Why is growing plants outside better than growing
it indoors? |
|304: || I am doing a science project about types of
music on plants. I found your contact
information on your website and I was wondering
if you could answer some questions for me.
What types of music would be good/bad for a
Are there specific plant I should use?
Lastly, how much music will affect the plant
Thanks for your time and help.
|305: ||How are scientists helpful to us?
|306: ||Do all living things grow? |
|307: ||Do bugs grow in moss of any kind? |
|308: ||I am doing a project for the science fair and was
wondering if your website had any facts about the
affects of music on plant growth, because so far
my results on the internet have been various. If
you do not mind please help me. please!!!!!!! |
|309: ||Do plants grow faster if they are outside or
inside with fertilizer? |
|310: ||How does music have affect on plant growth? |
|311: ||Which freezes faster, water or salt water? |
|312: ||What is the affect of music on plant growth? |
|313: ||Which cells are bigger, from plant or from
animal, and why?
|314: ||I'm doing a science project on mold and grew some
on different breads. I was wondering if you could
tell me what kinds of mold I might have grown.
Some grew on an English muffin, french bread, and
sourdough. It was all green, and some yellow on
the English Muffin Bread loaf. |
|315: ||Why do cells require oxygen? |
|316: ||Do plants actively grow toward
moisture? Thanks |
|317: ||How long do I need to do a science project using
plants under different color lights? My goal is
see if the different color lights effect their
|318: ||Is there another way by which flowering plants
attract animals? How does it help a plant to have
an animal eat its fruit? |
|319: ||Why do oranges and lemons have citric acid? |
|320: ||Why euglena is not considered either a plant or
|321: ||Does energy of color affect the growth of plants?
Why? What range of color energy is best for the
growth of young plants? |
|322: ||How does a plant make its own seeds? |
|323: ||What is the second stage of the krebs cycle where
carbon dioxide is produced? |
|324: ||How do plants use Photosynthesis? |
|325: ||Where do seeds come from? |
|326: ||Hello there,
I am a masters graduate in Mississauga, Ontario,
Canada. I would be much grateful if you could
me to an online dictionary in evolution
expressions or even Biology, as I am developing
lectures in the Origin of Life. Sophia
|327: ||Does the volume of the music affect the plant's
|328: ||How do you grow a lily pad under the water? |
|329: ||Do different colors of light affect the growth of
|330: ||Do you believe that genetically modified crops
be a viable solution in areas of the world with
challenging climates? |
|331: ||How long does it take a flower to grow? |
|332: ||How do you make chocolate? |
|333: ||Do plants produce food when they have no oxygen?
|334: ||How does light affect plant growth? |
|335: ||Were do non photosynthetic plants get their
from, and how do they do it? |
|336: ||Can a tree produce enough oxygen to keep a person
|337: ||Can a plant stay alive without light?
|338: ||What 3 main things does a plant need for
photosynthesis to occur? |
|339: ||Why is it important for the plant that the leaves
change color and then fall off the tree during
|340: ||What kind of music helps a pant grow faster? |
|341: ||How do people help plants? |
|342: ||Why are trees and plants green in color? |
|343: ||How many different types of plants are there ? |
|344: ||Does different color light change the color of a
plants petals or the growth? |
|345: ||What is an ecosystem and what is it made of? |
|346: ||Before I start I just want to say thank you for
this web site, I love it. I learned that plants
need sunlight, why are there some plants which do
not need sun light, and why? |
|347: ||Does the amount or intensity of light affect a
plant's phenotype? |
|348: ||If black color absorbs the most heat, then why is
plant life mostly green? |
|349: ||How do venus flytraps and pitcher plants get their
energy from the food once they have captured it? |
|350: ||Which flower has the most peddles? |
|351: ||Why no photosynthesis takes place in blue color
light, and why minimum photosynthesis takes place
in green color light, and Why the rate of
photosynthesis is maximum in red color light?
|352: || Can a plant move from one place to another? |
|353: ||What is a nucleus? |
|354: ||What is the effect of tea on physiological process
of gastrointestinal tract?
|355: ||Is there any cell that has round shape? |
|356: ||What are the latest discoveries in the field of
|357: ||How is ATP produced in a cell? |
|358: ||Can plants grow without photosynthesis? |
|359: ||Where are the stoma located on hydrophytes,
xerophytes and mesophytes, and why is it located
|360: ||What could we do to find out if seeds are alive or
|361: ||If black absorbs the most heat, then why is most
plant life green?
|362: || Are their any fossils that haven't been found yet? |
|363: ||If I am going to grow plants exposed to different
types of light, which will be my independent
variable, and which will be my dependent one? |
|364: ||How are seeds formed? |
|365: ||Does the color of light affect plant growth? |
|366: ||Why plants use only CO2 for
photosynthesis, and why not any other gas with
|367: ||What is the process that makes fruits and
vegetables to grow? |
|368: ||Are there any organisms which can regenerate their
entire bodies from a central section, or from one
|369: ||What is the meaning of "biology"? We were taught
that "bio" meant life, and "logy" meant "the study
of". Have you been taught this also? Thank you for
the courtesy of a reply.
|370: ||Is there a living thing that does not move? |
|371: ||What is the minimum number of cells a living thing
can have? |
|372: ||Why do plants need water? |
|373: ||I am trying to help my 19 year old in a Biology
class. Could you help me and be specific in the
differentiation of pollen, male pine cones, female
pine cones, and seeds?
|374: ||What are things that are alive, but display
characteristics of non-living things? |
|375: || What is the difference between mimicry and
|376: || Why does cut fruit turn brown when exposed to air ? |
|377: ||Why does the Earth have grass?
|378: ||How does a mitochondria in a cell get energy from
food, water, protein, etc? |
|379: ||Why do we need cells to live? |
|380: ||How do you know a cell is alive or not? |
|381: ||What is a nutrient or anything that comes from
outside of the cell membrane, which does it go to
the nucleus (even if it ends up like a waste)?
|382: ||Do plants survive in other liquids than water? |
|383: ||Do different types of water affect plant growth?
|384: || Will watery media like coffee, milk or soda allow
a plant to grow and thrive as well as plain water
|385: ||Why do plants grow more in the summer than winter? |
|386: ||How does soil temperature affect root growth?
|387: ||Is the amount of rainfall in an area correlated to
the amount of litter in local creeks and streams?
How? Is there a small or large correlation? |
|388: || We did an experiment in class with colored water
and celery. The celery was cut all the same length
but they were different parts of the stem and some
sucked the color faster than others. Why? |
|389: ||Why is oxygenated water important to plants, and
if it is necessary then, what function does it
perform in the plant?
|390: ||What protects lysosomes from their digestible enzymes? |
|391: ||How do animals help plants? |
|392: || |
I read an article attempting to explain why
viruses attack cells. The argument mentioned by
the author hinges around the idea that a virus is
genetically programmed to attack cells. We
already know that. What is missing is how this
viral genetic code was written in the first place.
This is not a philosophical question!
The point is as follows: evolution is an
ongoing biological process and different life
forms are different form one another. Having said
that, it is not clear how the genetic make-up of a
virus can be designed in order to successfully
attack cells. Consider the differences between a
bacteriophage and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus
(HIV). Clearly, they have different structural
properties that allow them to successfully invade
the corresponding targets. Why? How did it
happen? What are the fundamental mechanisms
underlying viruses, i.e., design and build a virus
that will be able to infect the following cell?
Scientific answers are required to tackle these
|393: || How does Photosynthesis affect other organisms? |
|394: ||Do you know how climate change accurs and why it
happens? Do you know what wwf-international is
doing about it? |
|395: || |
I 'm aware when plants are not in the light they
respire just as we do. I also know the products of
photosynthesis are sugar and oxygen. My questions are:
How do plants get energy when they are in the
light if photosynthesis produces no ATP? Do
plants always have to respire with the sugar
produced from photosynthesis? Or is there some
energy made from photosynthesis and if so in what
|396: ||Batrachotoxins, or frog toxins that are found in
the genus phyllobates of poison dart frogs, have
been identified in the diet of the frogs rather
than being self-synthesized. I was wondering since
the discovery that beetles from the family
merylidae were known to contain the batrachotoxin
ingredients, how did the beetles obtain the
necessary parts for batrachotoxin synthesis, since
these beetles cannot make the toxin themselves?
Has a plant source been identified that makes the
alkaloids for beetles to consume, and if so, how
do plants make batrachotoxin in the first place?
Thank you. |
|397: ||I know that plants take in carbon dioxide and give
out oxygen. But do all plants need oxygen? What if
all the plants where gone what will happen to the
presence of the humans? Will we all die slowly?
What will happen to the animals? |
|398: ||I have a question on my big campus (San Diego
campus)that says "there is something in the leaves
that uses this energy to break apart the hydrogen
and oxygen atoms. "This energy" relating to light
energy. Can someone help me to know what is the
|399: ||Why do green pigments reflect green light? |
|400: ||Why does green not absorb red, but red absorbs green? |
|401: ||What happens to trees and plants when they lose
|402: ||What is the difference between chlorophyll A and B? |
|403: ||In a sealed terrarium, how does the CO2
and O2 recycling process take place?
|404: ||Does adding food coloring affect a plant's growth? |
|405: ||How do photosynthesis and cellular respiration are
|406: ||Do any of the UCSB scientists believe in creation
instead of evolution? |
|407: ||How would an ecosystem comprising of grass land be
effected if all carnivores were removed? |
|408: ||I am doing my science fair project and I am
getting very different results. I am doing an
experiment on how different color lights affect
plant growth. According to lots of research, the
plants under the red and blue lights should be
growing the tallest, but my results are turning
out that the plant under the green light is
growing the tallest (I have done it twice). Can I
please get some help in this?
|409: || Where do plants grow bigger, in soil or in water? |
|410: ||A cell knows what to do because it is programed to
do what it do. But, what or who programed the cell
or any other unconsciousness life to know what to
do? I mean, how the atoms of the first living
thing know how to be arranged to construct this
|411: ||Why is the atmosphere of Venus more friendly to
plants than humans? |
|412: ||What would happen if there were no trees in the world? |
|413: || I'm a senior & I have decided for awhile that I
would like to be a zoologist especially because
wildlife animals have always seem to interest me.
My mother believes I will make it nowhere & that
it will be dead end. Please give me some guidance
in some things that I could do to insure that this
wouldn't happen. |
|414: ||Why is purple the best light bulb color to grow
|415: ||What is the difference between a "Biome" and an
ecosystem and why are there different numbers of
|416: || |
sorry to bother you, I am contacting you after
reading this article on your site: click
I was hoping that you would able to answer a
few quick questions I have about a project I am
thinking about doing for the BT young scientist.
1) Do different spectra of light effect the
growth of plants differently? (Ignoring green)
2) Do specific combinations of light i.e. red,
yellow and blue of an equal intensity to solar
light effect plants' growth?
3)Does the effectiveness of the light on
photosynthesis vary throughout the day? If so do
different spectra affect this?
The above questions are to aid in setting a
baseline for experiments, as I haven't been able
to find any definitive proof online.
Thank you for your time,
|417: ||Does the amount of water change the color of the
|418: ||How does Transpiration work? |
|419: || How does gold get its color? |
|420: ||What kind of plants take up a lot of water? |
|421: ||Which are the smallest green plants? What is their
size? Are they easily grown? |
|422: ||I understand that Euglena's have chlorophyll and
chloroplasts, but how EXACTLY are they able to
photosynthesize and be an animal at the same time?
And, if they evolved would they most likely lose
the plant part, animal part, or keep both and
become the first intelligent animal/plant creature?
|423: ||Can insects spread plant seeds? |
|424: ||Is a seed living or non-living?
|425: ||What is the difference between a swamp, marsh,
bog, and fen? |
|426: ||Are there animals which do photosynthesis? |
|427: ||Why do plants not take oxygen during the day
though they need it for respiration? |
|428: || Why are branches formed from trees? Why don't
trees just grow straight up? Why produce leaves
off the branches, and leaves that only grow off
branches? Is the tree trunk a giant branch from
the seed? Are roots just more branches? |
|429: ||Though very little water is required for
photosynthesis, then why do we give so much of
water to plants ?
|430: ||Why does the sun help us to live? |
|431: ||If a tree can live for thousands of years, and
humans only live for about 80 to maybe 100 years,
surely the trees are doing something we have done
Is it possible to combine a plant with a human and
cut off the growth problem which may solve
immortality? Have scientists tried to combine
animal cells with plant cells?
|432: ||By providing artificial light during nights when
the sun does not shine, will it be possible to get
|433: ||Does food coloring affect plants? If it does, how?
|434: ||All life needs some chloride so it would make
sense that plants use chloride. The chloride in
sweat evaporates with the water. Do plants obtain
this chloride from water that has chloride in it
due to chloride secretions such as in sweat, or is
there a separate chloride cycle? |
|435: ||What are some efficient ways to prevent apples
|436: ||Are plant cells rectangular or circular? I get
confused on them. They aren't hard to understand,
but they ARE definitely confusing. Thank You all
who answer my question. Love sent out to all.
|437: ||We all know that plants do respiration at night
and give CO2 at night, but in the
morning when they have just started photosynthesis
and giving oxygen we go on a morning walk and we
say that we are taking oxygen in the morning!Is
not the concentration of CO2 going to
be higher in the morning!!?
|438: ||Do silk worms eat all types of mulberry tree leaves?
|439: ||What is a chloroplast in a cell?
|440: ||If plants absorb sunlight and we eat plants or
other organisms who eat plants, does that mean we
have a fraction of the energy of the sun in our
|441: ||I've seen different drawings of human cells. They
use different colors to show the different parts
of the cell. My question is, what is the actual
color of the inside of a cell? |
|442: ||How much energy of the phytoplankton is given off
|443: ||Do all living things reproduce? |
|444: ||What would happen if the earth had no photosynthesis?
|445: ||What is the main pigment in plants? |
|446: ||Why plants cannot move from place to place? |
|447: ||We put colored water in a cup and it changed the
color of the celery sticks in the water. When we
watered a plant in soil for 2 weeks with the same
colored water the white flower did not change
color. Why did It not change like the celery did?
|448: ||Does a plant cell work with other cells to be able
|449: ||I have a dream to become a scientist, I want to
change the world and create antibiotics. I feel
like I was made to do something on this earth.
Next year I am taking biology or should, I take Earth?
If we can make our DNA strand from keep dying, can
we humans keep living at the age it stops replacing?
|450: || How is lumber related to the process of
|451: ||How does the sun help the plants grow? How does
the sun help humans? How does the sun help the
solar energy? |
|452: ||How does the level of light affect the rate of
|453: ||Say all of the plants on Earth were to die off
tomorrow, what could be some possible causes and
could humans survive it? |
|454: ||How does moss grow? |
|455: ||What is watershed? |
|456: ||How many kinds of cells are there? |
|457: ||What is the difference between genotype and
|458: ||I know that chloroplasts require proteins coded
for by the nucleus to reproduce. However, if
chloroplasts were placed in a solution that had
those proteins could they reproduce outside of a cell? |
|459: ||What happens when a plant does not get enough water? |
|460: ||Do birds help plants grow?
|461: ||Do plant cells and animal cells look the same and why? |
|462: ||Can colored light affect the way plants grow?
|463: ||Why does Chlorophyll A and B absorb different
|464: ||How do plants interact with their environment?
Please give me an answer. |
|465: ||What is the cell wall made of?
|466: ||If a tree has no leaves, how will the tree get
|467: ||Does Euglena not have a cell wall? |
|468: ||Why are specialized cells needed in the human body?
|469: ||In what parts of plants are seeds formed? In
leaves and roots? In cones and leaves? In stems
and flowers? In flowers and cones? |
|470: ||How are plant and animal cells different? |
|471: ||How does pollination differ from fertilization?
|472: ||Can a plant stay alive without light?
|473: ||Can you give some information about the kingdom of
|474: ||Do plants with non green leaves have chlorophyll
and photosynthesis? |
|475: ||How do plants and animals use the food produced
|476: ||Why the flowers have different colors? |
|477: ||What is life? |
|478: ||Hello. I am doing a research project on
bioluminescent organisms and have a question. I
was wondering if there is a connection between
luciferase in bioluminescent organisms and
chlorophyll in plants. If so please tell their
relationship. Thank You. |
|479: ||How do eubacteria obtain food? |
|480: ||Is there an organelle which has to be colored a
specific color in an animal or plant cell? If yes,
which is it? |
|481: ||Leaves of plants like cabbage are purple in color,
then how are they able to carry out photosynthesis? |
|482: ||How is the plant cell different from the animal cell? |
|483: ||How do Venus fly trap digest insects and does it
matter what type of insect? |
|484: ||What is one weather condition that can limit the
growth of a population?
|485: ||We are in 1st grade. We are doing an experiment.
We are growing rye grass and alfalfa in the dark
without any sunlight. Our classroom has no idea
how it is growing. It is growing faster than the
grass in the window. The grass getting sunlight
is a darker green, and the one in the dark is a
very light green, but it is taller. How come it
is growing without sunlight? We are going to keep
watering it and keep it in the dark to see what
happens. Will it keep growing? Please write back
or come visit us in room 8. We have lots of other
stuff growing too, like a sweet potato. Thank you!
P.S. Daphne helped type.
|486: ||How is oxygen released in the air? |
|487: ||How do flowers get their colors? |
|488: ||How do plants use water? |
|489: ||Approximately what percentage of the things around
us are made from polymers? |
|490: ||Why do plants give off so much carbon dioxide?
|491: ||How do plants obtain oxygen for respiration during
the night? |
|492: ||NASA and the whole world is basically looking for
other life on other planets within our solar
system. Or, more specifically, "life as we know
it." What is life as we know it? What are we
looking for, and what would be defined as life
that we don't know?
|493: ||Which organism has most chromosomes? |
|494: ||Why aren't plants black? In theory, a black plant
would absorb light from all wavelengths. However
green plants (i.e. plants that reflect rather than
absorb green) seem to have enjoyed an evolutionary
advantage. According to Darwin they must have been
the most fit, but what made them the most fit?
|495: ||To prove that light is essential for
photosynthesis we use black paper, how could we
get correct results? When black paper absorbs more
heat, does this fact hinder our result? |
|496: ||How does aquatic, salt water plants like seaweed
get the fresh water they need from their
environment? It was just hard to wrap my mind
around it since salt water aquatic plants somehow
manage to stay alive without a source of fresh
water. As well as this, I have also been wondering
how a salt water fish filters salt water in order
for it to be fresh? Thanks! |
|497: || What makes carbon atoms essential to life? |
|498: ||How does soil affect the pH of water? |
|499: ||Why do plant cells need to live? |
|500: ||Why do chlorophyll makes plants look green if
light is not green? |
|501: || If staminate flowers only have male reproductive
organs, then how do they reproduce or make seeds?
|502: ||What makes apples brown? |
|503: ||How do animals get their energy? |
|504: ||Chlorophyll makes leaves green, but what substance
makes it yellow, red, and orange? |
|505: ||What kind of animals eats elephants? What kind of
animals eats cheetahs,lions, tigers, leopards,and
wild cats? |
|506: ||How could you tell if a cell which was going
through cytokinesis, was a plant cell or a animal
|507: ||What is the difference between producer, consumer,
and decomposer? |
|508: ||Do cells come from other cells? |
|509: ||How can the wind help the plants and animals to
|510: ||If photo plankton dries out does it still produce
|511: || How long have trees been on Earth? |
|512: ||By what process does waste leave cells? |
|513: || What are the benefits of orange juice? |
|514: || Hi! I have a student who is wondering
approximately what percent of the air we breath
out is carbon dioxide. He understands that we
take in oxygen during cellular respiration and we
give off mostly carbon dioxide along with some
nitrogen and oxygen. But....he wants to
understand what percent is carbon dioxide during
an exhale. He wants to compare your answer to the
answers he's getting for his own cellular
respiration data he's taken for his science fair
|515: ||What would the world be like without chlorine? |
|516: || Why do people die? And why can't we live forever? |
|517: ||How does oxygen get in the air? |
|518: || What happens when you freeze fruit?
|519: ||How many plants do we need to test how chlorine
effects plant growth and how much do we put in
|520: ||Why do plants need carbon dioxide? |
|521: || Why is wood not considered to be alive? |
|522: ||Why are cells small? |
|523: ||How does the scarcity and over abundance of WATER
influence or affect PHOTOSYNTHESIS?
|524: ||My project is "The Effects of Cold Preservation
on the Vitamin C Levels Present in Bell Peppers".
I understand how vitamin C oxidizes and I found
that freezing bell peppers degrades the vitamin C
in them. I don't understand how freezing effects
the oxidation process. Can you help me
understand? Thank you
|525: ||What is a protein? |
|526: || If a tree falls in a forest does it make sound? |
|527: ||How would you get air in space? |
|528: ||Why chromosomes differ in length ? Why one arm is
shorter and one in longer (except metacentric).
What is the reason for this design ? |
|529: ||Why are some bananas green? |
|530: ||Does the number of chromosomes determine the
complexity of the organism? |
|531: || What would happen if Earth were to lose both
human and animal lives, would Earth become another
planet or still be Earth?
|532: || About how many times does DNA have to fold up to
fit in a cell? |
|533: ||Hello! I'm doing a project on DNA fingerprinting
for the last project of the trimester. When you
studied about DNA fingerprinting, what was your
favorite part? Or do you have any other
interesting information? :) Thanks :) |
|534: ||Can plants grow without soil? |
|535: ||Why is the atmosphere of Venus more friendly to
plant than humans? |
|536: ||Why do some plants survive better with little water?
|537: ||If autotrophs can make their own food, why do they
have any nutritional requirements? |
|538: ||Where and why do plants grow better, in the
darkness or in the light? |
|539: ||Why is there life on earth? |
|540: || Why do animals leave seeds behind? |
|541: ||Can plants live on a light bulb or do they need
|542: ||Why is it important that the end result of the
process of meiosis is sex cells that contain half
the amount of DNA that is in body cells? |
|543: || What causes grass when cut to have an odor? What
is the ingredient that causes the odor. I am
really not allergic to the grass but the odor.
Also, does chlorophyll have an odor? Your answer
will be of great help to me. Thank you.
|544: || What is likely to happen to a water molecule
entering the granum in the process photosynthesis? |
|545: ||Does photosynthesis really has to involve water? |
|546: || Is a cell wall alive? |
|547: ||What would life be without oxygen and what do we
need oxygen for? |
|548: ||What causes flower reproduction? |
|549: ||Can moss determine direction when you are lost? |
|550: ||What is sperm? |
|551: ||How can I get a seed from a plant or a tree? |
|552: ||I am teaching an upper-level environmental science
course, the lecture is on photosynthesis,
respiration, and global climate change. A student
in the class, in looking at the chemical equations
for both processes, is trying to reason things
through about the impact that increased levels of
might have on the levels of oxygen in the
atmosphere. The student can make an argument that
the oxygen levels will decrease, but can also
provide a counter argument that it will increase.
The student is thoroughly confused and really
frustrated. How do you help your student with
|553: ||How do flowers know when to bloom? |
|554: ||How do species change over time? |
|555: ||Does everything in the world need the sun to survive? |
|556: ||How does gravity affect plants and NON-Living things? |
|557: ||What is the difference between the sporophyte
generation and the gametophyte generation of a plant? |
|558: ||Which has more genetic information, a body cell or
|559: ||How do pitcher plants collect the sun for food?
|560: ||Why are plants important? |
|561: ||What plants need the most in order to survive? |
|562: ||What is a vacuole? |
|563: ||Why does light affect the rate of photosynthesis? |
|564: || Is it possible for a fish to be frozen in a block
of ice (suspended animation?) and survive? My
friend says that sometimes fish in Canada get
frozen and will thaw out in the Spring/Summer. |
|565: ||How did animals come to be after the big bang?
|566: ||Why do all living things die? |
|567: || Why does it take so long for trees to grow? |
|568: || How are trees able to live so long without dying? |
|569: ||How did Ocean life form, and why did they evolve? |
|570: ||Why do plants need water to survive?
|571: ||What does oxygen in plants mean? |
|572: ||What would happen if the plant cell could not get
rid of waste materials built up in photosynthesis? |
|573: ||What parts of a plant need water? |
|574: ||What organism is all multicellular? |
|575: ||Can photosynthesis and respiration create a cycle
of energy? Why? |
|576: ||Does the sun help plants grow? IF it does, then how? |
|577: ||How did plants first came to Earth? How were
plants made? Can other plants grow on other
planets and be eaten? That would be awesome. |
|578: ||Radiation from space hits Earth every day. The
radiation particles are moving faster than light
and colliding with Earth. How can you slow down
these particles? And one last question can
chemical energy from chlorophyll in plants be
converted into electrical energy? Please answer
my question it will be really helpful to get a
good response. |
|579: ||Which color light affects plant growth the most,
red, yellow, blue, or green?
|580: ||If a plant is placed upside-down, which direction
will the stem grow as a result of gravitropism? |
|581: ||What homemade remedy do you believe will work best
to cease apples from browning when cut? How do
you suggest I test multiple substances to prove if
there is a certain one that reduces apple browning
|582: ||I'm doing a speech on pesticides and how their a
major factor in killing off bees. 1)Do the pros
outweigh the cons of pesticides? 2)Is there anyway
to make pesticides poisonous to a specific bug so
it doesn't kill off other insects? 3)Are the bugs
the pesticides being used for that disastrously
bad on farms? Thank you. |
|583: || Why do sunlight give off oxygen? |
|584: ||Where do plant cells live? |
|585: || What season do the lupine grow? |
|586: || Could life survive in/on an asteroid?
|587: ||How should the rate of photosynthesis change if
the amount of light reaching a leaf decrease? |
|588: || Do plants emit different levels of carbon dioxide
at different stages of germination? |
|589: || Are all plant cells squares and all animal cells
round in shape? |
|590: || Is it possible that Earth originally developed
prokaryotes as a form of collecting ingredients
from its surface and atmosphere in order to
re-utilize them for preservation?
I wonder this because how else could inanimate
material come alive, and I once read that the
Earth is alive itself, leading me to believe that
Earth could have been the first producer. I still
wonder how the Earth would have come alive itself,
but I theorize the electrical forces of atoms and
specific molecules pulling or pushing themselves
together or apart, as well as the natural movement
of heated atoms, along with the already present
forces of Earth's spin and movement produced by
the big bang could have caused the inanimate Earth
to begin "come alive." The original moving up of
iron (or whatever element was attracted to
another) from inside Earth could have led to a
chain of reactions that led to more chains of
reactions, and so forth, so that a never-ending
push and pull were then created via the original
electrical attractions. I realize this is a
complex idea and a far-fetched question, but I
found your website and thought I'd ask. Thanks
|591: ||Why can't something live without some type of
genetic material? |
|592: ||What happens to the old chlorophyll when the
|593: ||Why do plants need nutrients? |
|594: ||How are plants made, and what are they made out of? |
|595: ||From your experience, what type of plants work
best with organic fertilizer and as with inorganic? |
|596: ||Do different colors of light change the color of a
plants' petals or their growth? |
|597: ||Does the pitcher plant give of oxygen? |
|598: || Can a cell die without reproducing? |
|599: ||Why does blue food colored water is absorbed
faster than any other colors in a white carnation
|600: ||How do leaves use carbon dioxide and give off
oxygen? (Not plants, but leaves).
|601: ||Hello! I am doing a school project on trees. I saw
your article on the question
"How come plants produce oxygen even though they need
oxygen for respiration?" I have a similar
question. I am wondering if
there is a way to make trees produce more oxygen.
I know that they
produce oxygen during their photosynthesis by
using carbon dioxide,
water, and sunlight but I wonder if there is any
way to make them
produce more by giving them large amounts of those
things. Thank you
for your consideration of my question. |
|602: ||How do I prove that energy from the sun is now
energy in animals' food? |
|603: ||In plants Can O2 be produced
|604: ||What would happen to the rate of photosynthesis if
the amount of water and carbon dioxide decreased? |
|605: ||What are the differences between the structure and
function of plant and animal cell organelles? In
other words...What are all the organelles that
plant cells have that animal cells do not and what
are all the organelles that animal cells have that
plant cells do not and what are the organelles
that are in common and what are the functions of
all these organelles in the cell? Thank you
|606: ||Do electromagnetic fields affect the growth of the
|607: ||We would like to know: Are lactating animals
considered producers? |
|608: ||If you do not give a plant all it needs to grow,
how long until it dies? |
|609: ||Without plants on Earth, could Earth still have
living species on it? Could bacteria, cells, bugs,
insects,etc., survive without oxygen?
|610: ||How can grass and trees grow on Hawaii if all
Hawaii is molten lava dried and hardened?
|611: ||How does poop help plants grow? |
|612: || |
I am doing a project on the effects of
different artificial light colors on plant
photosynthesis. I was going to test the theory by
placing the plant in front of each color light, by
buying different color light bulbs, either being
blue, red or green, etc.
However I do not know if that is right as I have
read in certain sites, which say that to test this
theory, one needs to place the plant in front of
light sources such as Ultra-violet light,
Infra-red Light, or other light sources in the
I was hoping you could answer my question as to
which theory is correct, or if there are any
mistakes in the theory,
|613: ||How does food coloring go through a stem of a flower? |
|614: ||How can a plant grow taller without water? |
|615: ||What do you scientists consider unique about the
pitcher plant, the sundews (Drosera) and the Venus
fly trap? |
|616: ||What is a pesticide? |
|617: ||What type of food do eukaryotes eat? |
|618: ||Why do plants need soil?
|619: ||Why does Venus fly trap matter to scientists? |
|620: ||Do plants that grow in water or partially in
water, oxygenate the water with their roots? |
|621: ||How are organic seedless grapes possible? Which is
to say how can you have seedless grapes without
genetic modification? |
|622: ||How does seaweed give us air? |
|623: ||What is the effect of weather on agriculture?
|624: ||Can the apocalypse actually happen? |
|625: ||Do plants that are different color have a
different efficiency of photosynthesis? |
|626: ||What type of mint is the strongest? |
|627: ||Why do different continents have different types
of living organisms? |
|628: ||How do plants react to their surroundings?
|629: ||Can a plant inside grow faster than a plant outside? |
|630: ||Do plants and animals need oxygen for cellular
|631: ||What are all the ingredients of fertilizers? |
|632: ||Does sunlight provide a plant with energy? |
|633: ||Is there a specific name for organisms that eat
fungi? Herbivores eat plants and fungi is not a
producer. This was a student question that
stumped me- and my background is wildlife
science/environmental science. I thought it was a
great question. The tropic level depends on what
is being decomposed, but it seems we have a name
for other feeding habits, but not this one. Thank
|634: || Are there any such house plants which, if and
when kept in my bedroom can release enough oxygen
at night to make a difference in the quality of
ambient air that I breath ? If there are, could
you please tell me the names of such plants? |
|635: ||What accounts for the rigidity of plant cell walls?
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
|637: ||Could we send species of plants to Mars, that
could survive on the Carbon Dioxide atmosphere?
|638: ||Why do living things need water? |
|639: || What change occurred to the surface of the
volcanoes in order for plants to able to plant root? |
|640: || If the sun went out, how long could life on Earth
|641: ||What happens to the plants' roots in the different
|642: ||How do different liquids effect a plant and its
|643: ||Do animals need sun or not? |
|644: || What do plants do with water ? What is going on
inside the plants? |
|645: ||Hi, I’m a high school student and I’m doing a
science project. My question is: How Different pH
levels of water affects the growth of plants? |
|646: ||Why doesn’t marine life die from ammonia poisoning
from dead organisms? |
|647: ||How do plants grow from sunlight? |
|648: ||Why is the sun important? |
|649: ||How do we exist? |
|650: ||Hello, a student of mine brought up a great
question. Why is grass under snow still green, but
grass under a rock yellow? I was able to answer
the part about the rock, but wasn't able to give a
complete answer about the snow. Thanks! |
|651: ||What are different ways animals help spread seeds
so that new plants can grow? |
|652: ||Upon learning about chloroplasts producing
glucose, then breaking it down in their own
mitochondria: "I know plants don't have blood, but
if you fed them a diet of sugary water, could you
give them plant diabetes? What do they do if they
have too much glucose?"
|653: ||What would happen if we didn't have seeds? |
|654: ||If I were to take a harvest-able form of luciferin
(algae or plankton), would it be possible to
encapsulate the chemical and use it as a light
source by introducing oxygen at my will? |
|655: ||How do the plants get the items needed to make food? |
|656: ||What in an easier way does it mean photosynthesis?
And how does water help? |
|657: ||What can cause a plant to have green leaves and
white leaves at the same time? Looks like no
chlorophyll in some leaves. They are growing from
the same plant crown. The plant is hoary cress,
Cardaria Draba. |
|658: || How can I isolate chloroplasts from spinach
leaves and make a solution viable for it to be
used in a spectrometer, keeping in mind the
chloroplasts still need to be able to
photosynthesize? What would be a good phosphate
buffer to use with this chloroplast solution,
DPIP, and distilled water? |
|659: ||If we all came from a single cell, that is we have
evolved from one single cell which went through
rapid cell division. How is it possible for a
single cell which has no brain to think on it's
own and become a monkey or a dinosaur or something
else? Even if you say it evolved during it's cell
division, How is it possible? Because it is the
first cell, it can't have genetic variations and
so on. |
|660: ||Because everything in a farm depends on grass,
what would happen if the grass were unhealthy in
the farm? |
661 questions in the Category: biology-plant.
|661: ||I went caving at Lost Creek Falls and saw
something very interesting; a plant. We were ,
maybe (I think), a mile in the cave. When I turned
off my headlamp, I didn’t see any light. My
question is how can a plant grow in a cave without
sunlight for photosynthesis. The plant had a light
green leaf, but doesn’t that mean it gets sun? I
heard about plants that live in 0.04 lighting, but
this plant is very confusing.
Click Here to return to the search form.
Copyright © 2017 The Regents of the University of California,
All Rights Reserved.