Water Potential Lab
Blayne Childers, Luke Wimmer, Lindsey Wimmer
Will changing light absorption and the temperature of water effect the leafs transpiration in any way.
A box will be covering the leaf, taking away any light absorption.
The water will be chilled and stay at a constant state of coolness.(19 Degrees Fahrenheit).
The leaf will not physically be manipulated in any way.
2. Ice Water
3. Box (for shading)
4. Water transport tube.
Manipulated Variable Procedure
The leaf will have no light absorption, by being covered by the box. Because of ice and refrigeration, the leafs water will be much cooler than that of room temperature water.
Atmosphere does not change in temperature. Leaf is not being physically changed in any way (cut, torn, etc.). No heat or wind will be added to the lab.