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A Gardening Problem

Imagine you are interested in growing plants in your garden to harvest fresh fruit for your kitchen. However, as an inexperienced gardener, you are not be sure what fertilizer will work best to grow your plants and yield the best tasting, healthiest fruit.


Even for this problem occurring outside of a conventional lab or classroom, you can still conceive a scientific purpose!

Knowledge Check!

From the above scenario, identify the scientific purpose.

Hover your mouse over the magnifying glass to reveal the answer.

Magnifying Glass

In this case, the purpose may be to identify which fertilizer, or other nutrient supply, when added to the soil of your tomato plants, allows for optimal plant growth!

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