Botany Science Projects
Science projects for all grades.
Starting a Science Project
- What Makes A Good Science Project?
- Some advice from a science fair judge
- The Parts of a Science Project
- The idea behind a science project is to discover "what happens if." What happens to one thing if you change something else?
- Science Fair Projects: Understanding and Using the Scientific Method
- The scientific method is extremely important to your science fair project, and understanding it is critical to the success of your science fair experiment.
- Questions From Science Judges
- How did you come up with the idea for this project? and more
Botany Science Projects For Beginners
- In Which Liquids Do Seeds Grow Best?
- Find out which liquids are best for sprouting seeds
- Does Microwave Radiation Affect Seed Growth?
Do seeds that have been exposed to microwave radiation grow as well, or better, than seeds that haven't been micorwaved
- Which Bulbs Are Best for Forcing?
- Force tulips, daffodils, crocuses, lilies, hyacinths, and other bulbs to grow inside and see which grow the best
- For reference: Bulbs, Tulips
Botany Science Projects For Intermediate Levels
- Does the pH of Water Affect the Growth of Bean Plants?
- Does the pH of the water with which plants are sprinkled affects the rate of growth.
- For reference: Acids and Bases, pH, The pH Scale
- Creating New Plants Through Cross-Pollination
- Find out what happens when you cross-pollinate—or remove pollen from one type of flower and put it onto another type.
- For reference: Genetics, Pollination
- Do Bean Plants Grow Better in Soil or in Water?
- Hydroponics is the practice of growing plants in water instead of soil. Test whether bean plants grow better in soil or in water.
- For reference: Germination, Hydroponics
Botany Science Projects For Advanced Levels
- Can Cloning Make a Better Plant?
- Use a method of vegetative reproduction (stem cuttings) to clone plants from a parent plant to test if a plant you clone from another plant is better than the original.
- For reference: Clone, Hybrid, Pollination, Budding, Cutting, Grafting, Runner
- How Close to a Plant Must Pesticides Be in Order to Be Beneficial?
- A pesticide is anything that destroys pests or suppresses or alters their life cycles. Experiment to see how close to a plant a pesticide must be in order for it to be effective.
- For reference: Pesticides
- Can Healthy Plants Be Grown in Soil Containing No Microorganisms?
- Microorganisms can be both good news and bad news for plants and those who grow them. Investigate whether plants grow better in soil containing microorganisms than in soil that has none.
- For reference: Algae, Bacteria, Fungi