Research question- If beans can fix nitrogen in soil, can the beans fix nitrogen into water (in a hydroponics system)? If so, what could be the implications?
Hypothesis- If beans are grown in a hydroponics system, would they put nitrogen into the water?
-Build appropriate hydroponic system for beans.
-Make sure to keep separate water samples before testing.
-Grow beans in system.
-Collaborate with Mr. Gorge to test for nitrogen.
-Compare water samples.
Is it the bean roots that produce the nitrogen?
“Nitrogen is produced in nodules that form on the roots of legumes, which contain Rhizobium bacteria. The bacteria take nitrogen from the air and convert it into a form the plants can use.”
From The whole team #SpudBuds
Very thoughtful of the many factors involved in their experimental system!
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