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The effect of C[O.sub.2] on plants. (Junior Division).

Carbon dioxide is necessary for plants to perform photosynthesis. Through photosynthesis plants make nutrients from carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight. The more food plants receive, the taller and faster they will grow. Larger crops would result in more food to go around. In my experiment, I tested to see if extra carbon dioxide would increase plant growth. If plants do grow taller with extra carbon dioxide then we can use that to increase food production.

James C. Thorne, Vail Mountain School.
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Author:Thorne, James C.
Publication:Journal of the Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2002
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