Upside Down Bean Experiment
The following experiment is a fun and easy way to see the effects of gravitropism on a plant

These are the materials needed to make your own upside down plant:


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-Two sponges

-Small bean plant

-String

-Scissors

-Water

-Thumbtack









Methods:

Pour water over sponges until they are moist.

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Take small potted plant out of pot and remove much of the soil. (We used a small bean plant that we planted in a plastic cup.)









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Sandwich the root ball of the plant between two sponges.










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Tie the string around the sponges lengthwise and widthwise. Then hang the plant upside down in a sunny window with a tray under it to catch excess water.






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Keep the sponges watered and in a couple of days the plant will begin to turn around and grow upright!!













To see gravitropism in action press play and watch the plant grow upwards.