Red vs. Green light: Rate of Photosynthesis in Green Plants under Different Colors of Light.

Ashlyn Steedman, Zackary Smith, Jeremy Kaplan


It has been observed for many years that some plants grow better than others. However, what causes these differences in growth is still a question. There are many different theories, some say the temperature of the environment is the primary factor, and others argue that the amount of water and sunlight are the reasons. We decided to test what effect light colors have on the growth of a plant. Our experiment in this manuscript tests the effect of light color on the rate of photosynthesis. The experiment shows the effects of three different light colors when absorbed by a green plant. From our research, we concluded that the color of light does have an effect on the rate of photosynthesis and ultimately the growth of a plant.

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