r4gg3d
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do plants affect the quality of water?

Postby r4gg3d » Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:46 pm

Please ignore my acount info its an old account.

For my science project I am required to have an interview with an expert however it may be online or over the phone so I am going to type my questions as follows. Please reply as soon as posible.

How do the roots of the plants absorb the water and how fast do they absorb it?
Do plants give off any water though photosynthesis or waste on a cellular level?
Do different plants absorb water differently through their roots or other systems?
What are some different ways to measure water clarity?


Please if there is an expert out there help me to get a good grade. :)

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Postby Sareena Avadhany » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:09 pm

Hi,

Expert scientists and high school mentors give priority to students with science fair related questions. This program is designed specifically for students who are doing science fairs.

If you would like to have your questions answered, I am sure there are other forums online designed to do so, or you might want to ask people you know.

Cheers,
Sareena

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Postby r4gg3d » Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:01 am

This is for a science fair its a science project that we have to put into a science fair.

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Postby Louise » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:42 am

r4gg3d wrote:This is for a science fair its a science project that we have to put into a science fair.


Hi! I think what Sareena was saying is that we will help you figure out what to do, but not do the work for you. If you are confused about what a hypothesis or how to test your hypothesis, we'll help. If you've done some research, but are confused about a concept, we'll help. But, we won't do your background research for you. We are also not allowed to give our contact information to you, so we cannot serve as your expert. Last, but not least, the way the boards are staffed you probably won't get a reply immediately. Expect a response to take 12-36 hours.

I suggest you try to answer your questions using an encyclopedia. They are straightforward questions and should be easy to find the answers too. Online references such as wikipedia can be useful, but anyone can write an entry, so it is best to use a real book. Many teachers disallow the use of websites for references. If you cannot find this information in the encylcopedia, I suggest asking the reference librarian for help. He or she will be able to show you how to do research, which will be a usefull skill for the rest of your life.

Hope this helps and good luck with your project.

Louise

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Postby r4gg3d » Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:03 pm

thank you

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Postby r4gg3d » Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:18 pm

I dont need anyone to anwser the questions but im more looking for someone that i can ask these questions because the highest grade we can get without an interview is a C. So what i'm asking is for you to reccomend someone or something liek that. those questions were meant to be used in the interview, i had an expert at ODU but he would'nt respond to my e-mails.

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Postby Louise » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:24 pm

r4gg3d wrote:I dont need anyone to anwser the questions but im more looking for someone that i can ask these questions because the highest grade we can get without an interview is a C. So what i'm asking is for you to reccomend someone or something liek that. those questions were meant to be used in the interview, i had an expert at ODU but he would'nt respond to my e-mails.


I would contact your local agricultural extention office, a local plant shop, or the local horticultural society. Remember, be very polite when you contact them.

Hope this helps.


Louise

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Postby ChrisG » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:14 pm

I agree with the advice here. Also, when you contact someone, make sure to explain the relevant details of who you are, what you are doing for your science fair project, and why you are contacting that particular person. The more they know about your interest in the topic and your understanding of their own expertise, the more likely they will will respond.


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