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1: How do conifers, holly and acorns (oaks) disperse their seeds?
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 support materials?
5: What is the ecosystem? What are some common ecosystems?
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 black?
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: I am producing a poster on the large vacuole in a plant cell. I need to include the structure and function, including the osmosis part.
27: What will be the effect of giving a plant beer instead of water?
28: 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?
29: Where do plants prefer to live?
30: Which evolved first plants or fungus? How do we know?
31: Why is the sky and ocean blue, and the grass green?
32: 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
33: What is acid rain and what causes it?
34: Why does moss only grow on the north side of trees? Also why is its texture fuzzy?
35: Were do seeds come from? I know flowers form from seeds but how do seeds form?
36: Do all plants die?
37: What is the biggest plant in the world?
38: Which plant has the biggest leaves?
39: 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.
40: How do seeds form?
41: Why do plants need oxygen?
42: Do plants have to have oxygen to survive? Or can plants (other than the plants in wetlands) live without oxygen?
43: 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.
44: What are the materials that are in different types a fabrics? How are fabrics different?
45: Do plants put oxygen into the air? Does Chlorophyll give plants their green color?
46: How do plants get oxygen from the air ?
47: How Do trees survive without oxygen?
48: Why do maple leaves turn red during autumn?
49: 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!!!!
50: How can light, sugar level, and the ph value affect anthocyanin in plants?
51: How much carbon dioxide do plants give off?
52: What type of plants have the highest oxygen production to size ratio?
53: 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?
54: What's the best and fastest growing plant to do a short term project on?
55: 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.
56: What happens to the leaves,stems, and roots in cold and warm conditions?
57: 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.
58: Why are kelp considered protists?
59: 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.
60: 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.
61: What is the difference between vacuoles and tonoplasts?
62: What are some advances of the flowering plants that contribute to the successful growth to great heights?
63: How does moss grows on rocks???
64: Are plants important to animals?
65: How do plants sense a change in the environment?
66: How can animals help plants reproduce?
67: Does every cell in a cotton plant contain the genes to make cotton fiber?
68: Why shouldnt we produce cotton plants that can make spidroins?
69: How much is known about how lasers effect the growth of plants through different objects?
70: Were Adam and Eve the very first people on Earth? If they were, were the dinosaurs living or were they extinct?
71: 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?
72: 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!
73: What does food coloring do to plants?
74: What would it be like if there were no trees?
75: Why is the chlorophyll in plants green or even red, orange, or brown?
76: How long can a tree live?
77: Which flower has the most petals?
78: What causes banana peels to turn brown?
79: What kinds of plants can get cancer?
80: I want to know why silkworms eat mulberry and what's present in mulberry that is not present in other leaves?
81: How do you get seeds out of vegetables?
82: What are the chemical combinations for chlorophyll?
83: 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?
84: 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.
85: 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?
86: 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?
87: 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 necessary nutrients?
88: 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?
89: 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?
90: 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?
91: 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
92: If we put plants on Mars, will we be able to live there in a couple hundred years?
93: Has there ever been a plant that can combine a monocot and a dicot?
94: 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?
95: How many living things are there?
96: How many Carbons, Oxygens, and Hydrogens are there in Photosynthesis?
97: What characteristics enable seed plants to live in a wide variety of environments??
98: Does music have any effect on plant growth, if so why and how?
99: I know why algae are different colors but how does their color affect their function?
100: 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
101: 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?
102: What are the three branches of life?
103: Do cells have brains?
104:

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 prepared/made?
-How are the DNA segments tracked?
-Could the average person conduct their own gel electrophoresis experiment?

Any answers to any of these questions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

105: To make genetic mutations do you have to change DNA or RNA? Why?
106: Can plants move from one place to another?
107: How does Photosynthesis help animals survive?
108: At which wavelength does maximum Photosynthesis take place?
109: I am doing an exiting project on absorption of water and pine. Where can I find some research about this topic?
110: Why are you not crushed by atmospheric pressure?
111: 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!
112: what is the adaptive value of algae having different pigments?
113: What is a chromsome and what does it do?
114: What helps cell divide?
115: How many times a day does a cell divide?
116: What is some evidence for evolution?
117: 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?
118: How does a seed form?
119: How does noise pollution from traffic affect the environment? What animals does it specifically affect?
120: 1. What is the difference between biodegradation and bioremediation?
121: What is the "pull on sap"?
122: Desertification is increasingly becoming more of a problem, is there a way to reverse it once the damage is done.
123: Why do only Eukaryotic cells have nucleuses?
124: The presence of flowers in bedrooms has an effect on human respiration at night. Is it real? What is this effect?
125: What is the importance of water in seed germination?
126: May transpiration in plants occur during night?
127: Why is moss non-vascular?
128: How do you know that the cells in your body are alive?
129: Can plant roots absorb CO2 that is in the soil?
130: How do flowers bloom?
131: How you scientists would define the words genes, genetics, and heredity?
132: In the field of Genetics, what does it mean a trait and hybrid?
133: I would like to know what is an allele?, what is a recessive allele?, and what is a dominant allele?
134: 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?
135: Are there centrioles in both plant and animal cells?
136: 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?
137: If Darwin's theory states that humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?
138: What type of honey bees live in my area? What color are they most attracted to? Can they see color?
139: When the earliest organism grew, did ti go extint after new ones grew?
140: Is there anyway that we can ensure the safety of genetically modified crops, while increasing the amount of nutrients for example protein or vitamins?
141: Why does human skin itch when it reacts with grass?
142: 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!
143: Do male and female grow at different rates?
144: 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?
145:

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

146: Which is the color of light not reflected by chlorophyll?
147: How are scientific names developed?
148: When someone eats too many carrots or carrot juice, why does their skin turn orange? What makes the skin turn that color?
149: If mushrooms are a fungus, how are they edible?
150: What causes poison oak to irritate the skin? What does that have to do with chemistry?
151: 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?
152: 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?
153: Can fish live in colored water?
154: How are sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide significant to the process of photosynthesis?
155: What is the effect of chlorinated water on plant growth?
156: How fast can plants grow?
157: Is it faster for a plant to grow in a flower pot or a jar?
158: In what kind of material (sand, clay) do seeds grow best and why?
159: Does a plant grow bigger if watered by milk or water?
160: Do plants give off moisture?
161: How would you measure Ultra Violet light on green algae? What units of measurements would you use for measuring Ultra Violet light?
162: What information is coded into DNA?
163: How can waste affect a plants growth?
164: What is the chemical process that turns a picked banana from green to yellow to brown?
165: 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?

166:

Hello,
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!!!!


167:

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

168: If a plant didn't have chlorophyll, what color would it be?
169: If a plant is dead and you put it into a cup with water and food coloring will it still change color?
170:

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)?


171:

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.


172: 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?
173: What are the contents of wax and paraffin?
174: How do leaves change color during the fall?
175: Do you have any unique information for the use of Calcium, the element?
176: What nutrients are taken out of soil when people use too much fertilizer?
177: Are all plant cells square and all animal cells more round in shape?
178: Is silk made of living thing?
179: What is the reaction of a plant when you add Clorox?
180: What colors of light are used in land plant photosynthesis?
181:

I'm still curious about the result of my project.

read- about

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 thanks..:)


182: Is coral bleached by higher temperatures?
183: How can obligate anaerobe bacteria can survive without respiration of oxygen!?
184: 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?
185: What is the function of a plant cell and what is the function of an animal cell? Are their functions different?
186: What are the functions of abscisins in plants?
187:

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

188: Can a certain kind of food coloring affect a certain type of plants growth?
189: Why animal cells have more variety in shape than plant cells?
190: A classic experiment involves growing beans in wet cotton. Can the same be done in hydrated sodium polyacrylate?
191: 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?
192:

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


Thanks

193: Does color really affect the plants growth?
194: 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?
195: 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.
196:

What is music therapy?

What type/tempo affects moods in what way?


197: 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?
198: What foods that are refrigerated, do spoil the quickest ?
199: Can a plant survive without an external source of oxygen?
200: Why do certian foods, such as raspberries, need to be refrigerated?
201: What elements in sugar have a negative affect on the body? Do all sugars have this affect?
202: Are there any nutritional values in gluten?
203: Have you ever had experience with using grey water on plants?
204: Are there scientific reasons why one or the other water type would do better on the plants?
205: Do farms or plantations ever use grey water?
206: Could biomass fuel other objects such as cars, or other vehicles?
207: What is the molecular structure of biomass?
208: Would it be possible to use biomass as an all purpose fuel for everything if adapted correctly?
209: Can biomass be created in more effective and quicker methods?
210: How long has our society used biomass energy or if we use it much at all?
211: What is geotropism?
212: If a plant were to be grown upside down, could it anchor itself with it's roots into the soil?
213: Since roots grow to the pull of gravity, how could a product like the Topsy Turvy work?
214: 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?
215: How does the use of chemicals on a plant effect the over all quality or health of the plant?
216: How might exposure to high amounts of sun light effect the quality or effectiveness of a fertilizer?
217: Can a fertilizer alter a plant genetically or cause future mutations?
218: Can chemicals from a synthetic fertilizer actually be absorbed by our crops and end up into our food?
219: 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!
220: What can happen to a plant if the soil is over saturated with synthetic fertilizers?
221: About how muck light will a plant take before it starts to burn or turn yellow?
222: How is a leaf constructed or born?
223: Do pea plants do better with less light or more light?
224: If light is coming from a bunch of diffent angles how will the plant grow?
225: How do plants trap or convert pollutants?
226: Are the size and amount of roots the main factors of a plants ability to trap pollutants?
227: What are some common types of pollutants that an be converted by plants?
228: How many bioswales are in our community?
229: How does light color affect plant growth?
230: How come plants produce oxygen even though they need oxygen for respiration?
231: I was just wondering how many chromosomes it takes to make one strand of DNA? Thanks, hopefully you reply soon.
232: Woud the stomata of a leaf open or close when exposed to a glucose solution? Why?
233: How do organisms live in methane?
234: Why can many plants and animals adapt better than others?
235: What are some of the most interesting life forms found in the deepest parts of the ocean?
236: Why are the trunks of trees brown?
237: 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.
238: 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?
239: Is there really life on Mars? What evidence is there that there may or may not have been life on Mars?
240: 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?
241: 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?
242: 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?
243: Why is the grass green?and Why are plants and trees green and how do they produce oxygen?
244: Are there any environmental problems in the Everglades?
245: Why is the rainforest continually being cut down despite the fact that people know about the repercussions of its consequences?
246: What kind of bacteria live in the swamps today?
247: 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?
248: If all of the plants on Earth died, how long would it be before we run out of oxygen?
249: Why do some flowers close at night and some stay open at night?
250: How did bacteria develop on Earth?
251: How do you plant seedless watermelons or grapes, if they don't have any seeds?
252: I am trying to find out what kind of poisions are in cigarette smoke. can you help me?
253: 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 process?
254: Why do your fingers wrinkle after soaking in the bath?
255: How do different color filters affect plant growth?
256: 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?
257: If the sun were to explode, what is the probability that human life forms would survive? Is there a possibility of a "Counter Earth."
258: 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?
259: When people make paper, are some of the cells still alive, or do they all just disintegrate?
260: 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??
261: What are the reasons that could keep humans from living longer than anyone does now?
262: 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?
263: How do glowing algae (dinoflagellates) chemically create their light?
264: 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.
265: How do flowers make their color? How come that the same flower - like lupines for example - can have different colors (pink, blue, red)?
266: How come some clovers are three-leafed and some are four-leafed?
267: 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?
268: How many chromosomes does an elephant have?
269: Which is made from a plant silk, linen or nylon?
270: The cherry plant has no Chlorophyll but how can it produce cherries?
271: Do multi-cellular plants and fungi possess immune systems analogous to those found in animals, with white blood cells?
272: What is the theory of evolution?
273: Why living things need to be fed?
274: Why is GTP used in translation and transcription instead of ATP?
275: During plant metabolism, CO2 concentration levels 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?
276: What types of nutrients are in bananas and apples?
277: How do animals help plant reproduction?
278: How many chromosomes are there in a Geometrid Moth?
279: 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?
280: Though stomata remains closed at night, there is still evolution of carbon dioxide. Why is this?
281: Does the color blue effect plant growth?
282: 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) Thank You so very much!
283: What popcorn pops the most kernels and what is the reason? For example, brands likeWinn Dixie Popsecret? Or Orville brand?
284: What do plants need to grow?
285: How does chlorine affect material over a long period of time? How does chlorine affect peoples’ health?
286: How do colors affect the light for a plant to grow?
287: How does music affect plant growth?
288: How much soil will I need to grow one bean plant? What type of bean plant grows the fastest? What is 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!
289: How does the light affect the growth of plants?
290: Does music help plants grow?
291: How can you separate antioxidants from a fruit?
292: If you put alcohol instead of water to a plant, what happens to the plant?
293: Why does a plant need oxygen?
294: Since photosynthesis and cellular respiration are opposites, why don't plants use the waste products 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, after 3.5 billion years of evolution, has this not been utilized?
295: How many sets of chromosomes do tomatoes have?
296: How does color affect plant growth?
297: How do single-celled organisms function?
298: Why does a fruit turn brown?
299: 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 to measure the algae. Which wavelength of light should I use to measure cyanobacteria growth?
300: I am growing plants in 3 boxes with a light source 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 sweet peas. Would that work ? Thank you !
301: Why do plants need water?
302:

Hi! For my science fair project I'm doing an experimenting plant gravitropism, by growing three bean plants upside down, and three right side up. I have some questions for you to please answer:


1. For the upside down bean plants, I just put the seed in normally, however it still grew upwards. The roots came out of the bottom of the fiber seed starter pots, and the shoots burst through the pot 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 reached the top, and grow out the bottom?
3. What should I have done if I do the experiment again?
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

303:

My science experiment is about plants adjusting to their environment to reach light.I have one plant in each of my three boxes. In each box there is a cut out hole and the hole is in a different area, in which the plant must adapt. My first question is:

1. I have planted my sweet peas but it takes them around 10 days to sprout. When do I record in 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 day 1?

Then, should I record every 2 day or 3 days?

Thank you very, much for your help !

304: Why is growing plants outside better than growing it indoors?
305: 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 plant?
Are there specific plant I should use?
Lastly, how much music will affect the plant
Thanks for your time and help.

306: How are scientists helpful to us?
307: Do all living things grow?
308: Do bugs grow in moss of any kind?
309: 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!!!!!!!
310: Do plants grow faster if they are outside or inside with fertilizer?
311: How does music have affect on plant growth?
312: Which freezes faster, water or salt water?
313: What is the affect of music on plant growth?
314: Which cells are bigger, from plant or from animal, and why?
315: 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.
316: Why do cells require oxygen?
317: Do plants actively grow toward moisture? Thanks
318: How long do I need to do a science project using plants under different color lights? My goal is to see if the different color lights effect their growth.
319: Is there another way by which flowering plants attract animals? How does it help a plant to have an animal eat its fruit?
320: Why do oranges and lemons have citric acid?
321: Why euglena is not considered either a plant or an animal?
322: Does energy of color affect the growth of plants? Why? What range of color energy is best for the growth of young plants?
323: How does a plant make its own seeds?
324: What is the second stage of the krebs cycle where carbon dioxide is produced?
325: How do plants use Photosynthesis?
326: Where do seeds come from?
327: Hello there,
I am a masters graduate in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. I would be much grateful if you could lead me to an online dictionary in evolution expressions or even Biology, as I am developing lectures in the Origin of Life. Sophia

328: Does the volume of the music affect the plant's growth?
329: How do you grow a lily pad under the water?
330: Do different colors of light affect the growth of plants?
331: Do you believe that genetically modified crops may be a viable solution in areas of the world with challenging climates?
332: How long does it take a flower to grow?
333: How do you make chocolate?
334: Do plants produce food when they have no oxygen?
335: How does light affect plant growth?
336: Were do non photosynthetic plants get their energy from, and how do they do it?
337: Can a tree produce enough oxygen to keep a person alive?
338: Can a plant stay alive without light?
339: What 3 main things does a plant need for photosynthesis to occur?
340: Why is it important for the plant that the leaves change color and then fall off the tree during the fall?
341: What kind of music helps a pant grow faster?
342: How do people help plants?
343: Why are trees and plants green in color?
344: How many different types of plants are there ?
345: Does different color light change the color of a plants petals or the growth?
346: What is an ecosystem and what is it made of?
347: 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?
348: Does the amount or intensity of light affect a plant's phenotype?
349: If black color absorbs the most heat, then why is plant life mostly green?
350: How do venus flytraps and pitcher plants get their energy from the food once they have captured it?
351: Which flower has the most peddles?
352: 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?
353: Can a plant move from one place to another?
354: What is a nucleus?
355: What is the effect of tea on physiological process of gastrointestinal tract?
356: Is there any cell that has round shape?
357: What are the latest discoveries in the field of photosynthesis?
358: How is ATP produced in a cell?
359: Can plants grow without photosynthesis?
360: Where are the stoma located on hydrophytes, xerophytes and mesophytes, and why is it located there?
361: What could we do to find out if seeds are alive or not?
362: If black absorbs the most heat, then why is most plant life green?
363: Are their any fossils that haven't been found yet?
364: 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?
365: How are seeds formed?
366: Does the color of light affect plant growth?
367: Why plants use only CO2 for photosynthesis, and why not any other gas with carbon atom?
368: What is the process that makes fruits and vegetables to grow?
369: Are there any organisms which can regenerate their entire bodies from a central section, or from one limb?
370: 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.
371: Is there a living thing that does not move?
372: What is the minimum number of cells a living thing can have?
373: Why do plants need water?
374: 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?
375: What are things that are alive, but display characteristics of non-living things?
376: What is the difference between mimicry and camouflage?
377: Why does cut fruit turn brown when exposed to air ?
378: Why does the Earth have grass?
379: How does a mitochondria in a cell get energy from food, water, protein, etc?
380: Why do we need cells to live?
381: How do you know a cell is alive or not?
382: 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)?
383: Do plants survive in other liquids than water?
384: Do different types of water affect plant growth?
385: Will watery media like coffee, milk or soda allow a plant to grow and thrive as well as plain water would?
386: Why do plants grow more in the summer than winter?
387: How does soil temperature affect root growth?
388: 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?
389: 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?
390: Why is oxygenated water important to plants, and if it is necessary then, what function does it perform in the plant?
391: What protects lysosomes from their digestible enzymes?
392: How do animals help plants?
393:

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 hard questions.


394: How does Photosynthesis affect other organisms?
395: Do you know how climate change accurs and why it happens? Do you know what wwf-international is doing about it?
396:

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 form?


397: 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.
398: 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?
399: 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 "something"?
400: Why do green pigments reflect green light?
401: Why does green not absorb red, but red absorbs green?
402: What happens to trees and plants when they lose their leaves?
403: What is the difference between chlorophyll A and B?
404: In a sealed terrarium, how does the CO2 and O2 recycling process take place?
405: Does adding food coloring affect a plant's growth?
406: How do photosynthesis and cellular respiration are similar?
407: Do any of the UCSB scientists believe in creation instead of evolution?
408: How would an ecosystem comprising of grass land be effected if all carnivores were removed?
409: 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?
410: Where do plants grow bigger, in soil or in water?
411: 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 programed "machine"?!
412: Why is the atmosphere of Venus more friendly to plants than humans?
413: What would happen if there were no trees in the world?
414: 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.
415: Why is purple the best light bulb color to grow plants?
416: What is the difference between a "Biome" and an ecosystem and why are there different numbers of Biomes?
417:

Hi sorry to bother you, I am contacting you after reading this article on your site:

click here

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,
418: Does the amount of water change the color of the grass?
419: How does Transpiration work?
420: How does gold get its color?
421: What kind of plants take up a lot of water?
422: Which are the smallest green plants? What is their size? Are they easily grown?
423: 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?
424: Can insects spread plant seeds?
425: Is a seed living or non-living?
426: What is the difference between a swamp, marsh, bog, and fen?
427: Are there animals which do photosynthesis?
428: Why do plants not take oxygen during the day though they need it for respiration?
429: 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?
430: Though very little water is required for photosynthesis, then why do we give so much of water to plants ?
431: Why does the sun help us to live?
432: 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 wrong. 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?
433: By providing artificial light during nights when the sun does not shine, will it be possible to get crops faster?
434: Does food coloring affect plants? If it does, how?
435: 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?
436: What are some efficient ways to prevent apples rotting?
437: 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.
438: 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!!?
439: Do silk worms eat all types of mulberry tree leaves?
440: What is a chloroplast in a cell?
441: 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 system?
442: 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?
443: How much energy of the phytoplankton is given off when eaten?
444: Do all living things reproduce?
445: What would happen if the earth had no photosynthesis?
446: What is the main pigment in plants?
447: Why plants cannot move from place to place?
448: 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?
449: Does a plant cell work with other cells to be able to function?
450: 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. My questions:
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?

451: How is lumber related to the process of photosynthesis?
452: How does the sun help the plants grow? How does the sun help humans? How does the sun help the solar energy?
453: How does the level of light affect the rate of photosynthesis?
454: Say all of the plants on Earth were to die off tomorrow, what could be some possible causes and could humans survive it?
455: How does moss grow?
456: What is watershed?
457: How many kinds of cells are there?
458: What is the difference between genotype and phenotype?
459: 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?
460: What happens when a plant does not get enough water?
461: Do birds help plants grow?
462: Do plant cells and animal cells look the same and why?
463: Can colored light affect the way plants grow?
464: Why does Chlorophyll A and B absorb different colors better?
465: How do plants interact with their environment? Please give me an answer.
466: What is the cell wall made of?
467: If a tree has no leaves, how will the tree get sunlight?
468: Does Euglena not have a cell wall?
469: Why are specialized cells needed in the human body?
470: In what parts of plants are seeds formed? In leaves and roots? In cones and leaves? In stems and flowers? In flowers and cones?
471: How are plant and animal cells different?
472: How does pollination differ from fertilization?
473: Can a plant stay alive without light?
474: Can you give some information about the kingdom of fungi?
475: Do plants with non green leaves have chlorophyll and photosynthesis?
476: How do plants and animals use the food produced during photosynthesis?
477: Why the flowers have different colors?
478: What is life?
479: 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.
480: How do eubacteria obtain food?
481: Is there an organelle which has to be colored a specific color in an animal or plant cell? If yes, which is it?
482: Leaves of plants like cabbage are purple in color, then how are they able to carry out photosynthesis?
483: How is the plant cell different from the animal cell?
484: How do Venus fly trap digest insects and does it matter what type of insect?
485: What is one weather condition that can limit the growth of a population?
486: 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.
487: How is oxygen released in the air?
488: How do flowers get their colors?
489: How do plants use water?
490: Approximately what percentage of the things around us are made from polymers?
491: Why do plants give off so much carbon dioxide?
492: How do plants obtain oxygen for respiration during the night?
493: 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?
494: Which organism has most chromosomes?
495: 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?
496: 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?
497: 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!
498: What makes carbon atoms essential to life?
499: How does soil affect the pH of water?
500: Why do plant cells need to live?
501: Why do chlorophyll makes plants look green if light is not green?
502: If staminate flowers only have male reproductive organs, then how do they reproduce or make seeds?
503: What makes apples brown?
504: How do animals get their energy?
505: Chlorophyll makes leaves green, but what substance makes it yellow, red, and orange?
506: What kind of animals eats elephants? What kind of animals eats cheetahs,lions, tigers, leopards,and wild cats?
507: How could you tell if a cell which was going through cytokinesis, was a plant cell or a animal cell?
508: What is the difference between producer, consumer, and decomposer?
509: Do cells come from other cells?
510: How can the wind help the plants and animals to reproduce?
511: If photo plankton dries out does it still produce oxygen?
512: How long have trees been on Earth?
513: By what process does waste leave cells?
514: What are the benefits of orange juice?
515: 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 project.
516: What would the world be like without chlorine?
517: Why do people die? And why can't we live forever?
518: How does oxygen get in the air?
519: What happens when you freeze fruit?
520: How many plants do we need to test how chlorine effects plant growth and how much do we put in each plant?
521: Why do plants need carbon dioxide?
522: Why is wood not considered to be alive?
523: Why are cells small?
524: How does the scarcity and over abundance of WATER influence or affect PHOTOSYNTHESIS?
525: 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
526: What is a protein?
527: If a tree falls in a forest does it make sound?
528: How would you get air in space?
529: Why chromosomes differ in length ? Why one arm is shorter and one in longer (except metacentric). What is the reason for this design ?
530: Why are some bananas green?
531: Does the number of chromosomes determine the complexity of the organism?
532: What would happen if Earth were to lose both human and animal lives, would Earth become another planet or still be Earth?
533: About how many times does DNA have to fold up to fit in a cell?
534: 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 :)
535: Can plants grow without soil?
536: Why is the atmosphere of Venus more friendly to plant than humans?
537: Why do some plants survive better with little water?
538: If autotrophs can make their own food, why do they have any nutritional requirements?
539: Where and why do plants grow better, in the darkness or in the light?
540: Why is there life on earth?
541: Why do animals leave seeds behind?
542: Can plants live on a light bulb or do they need sunlight?
543: 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?
544: 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.
545: What is likely to happen to a water molecule entering the granum in the process photosynthesis?
546: Does photosynthesis really has to involve water?
547: Is a cell wall alive?
548: What would life be without oxygen and what do we need oxygen for?
549: What causes flower reproduction?
550: Can moss determine direction when you are lost?
551: What is sperm?
552: How can I get a seed from a plant or a tree?
553: 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 CO2 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 this?
554: How do flowers know when to bloom?
555: How do species change over time?
556: Does everything in the world need the sun to survive?
557: How does gravity affect plants and NON-Living things?
558: What is the difference between the sporophyte generation and the gametophyte generation of a plant?
559: Which has more genetic information, a body cell or a gamete?
560: How do pitcher plants collect the sun for food?
561: Why are plants important?
562: What plants need the most in order to survive?
563: What is a vacuole?
564: Why does light affect the rate of photosynthesis?
565: 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.
566: How did animals come to be after the big bang?
567: Why do all living things die?
568: Why does it take so long for trees to grow?
569: How are trees able to live so long without dying?
570: How did Ocean life form, and why did they evolve?
571: Why do plants need water to survive?
572: What does oxygen in plants mean?
573: What would happen if the plant cell could not get rid of waste materials built up in photosynthesis?
574: What parts of a plant need water?
575: What organism is all multicellular?
576: Can photosynthesis and respiration create a cycle of energy? Why?
577: Does the sun help plants grow? IF it does, then how?
578: 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.
579: 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.
580: Which color light affects plant growth the most, red, yellow, blue, or green?
581: If a plant is placed upside-down, which direction will the stem grow as a result of gravitropism?
582: 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 more?
583: 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.
584: Why do sunlight give off oxygen?
585: Where do plant cells live?
586: What season do the lupine grow?
587: Could life survive in/on an asteroid?
588: How should the rate of photosynthesis change if the amount of light reaching a leaf decrease?
589: Do plants emit different levels of carbon dioxide at different stages of germination?
590: Are all plant cells squares and all animal cells round in shape?
591: 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 either way!


592: Why can't something live without some type of genetic material?
593: What happens to the old chlorophyll when the leaves fall?
594: Why do plants need nutrients?
595: How are plants made, and what are they made out of?
596: From your experience, what type of plants work best with organic fertilizer and as with inorganic?
597: Do different colors of light change the color of a plants' petals or their growth?
598: Does the pitcher plant give of oxygen?
599: Can a cell die without reproducing?
600: Why does blue food colored water is absorbed faster than any other colors in a white carnation flower?
601: How do leaves use carbon dioxide and give off oxygen? (Not plants, but leaves).
602: 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.
603: How do I prove that energy from the sun is now energy in animals' food?
604: In plants Can O2 be produced without CO2 consumption?
605: What would happen to the rate of photosynthesis if the amount of water and carbon dioxide decreased?
606: 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
607: Do electromagnetic fields affect the growth of the plants?
608: We would like to know: Are lactating animals considered producers?
609: If you do not give a plant all it needs to grow, how long until it dies?
610: Without plants on Earth, could Earth still have living species on it? Could bacteria, cells, bugs, insects,etc., survive without oxygen?
611: How can grass and trees grow on Hawaii if all Hawaii is molten lava dried and hardened?
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