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Below is a sience fair project that my granddaughter did for 2006. In it she took filered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the normal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference.
Originally posted by Umbrax
I think I'm going to try this at home. I'll post if I actually do it or not.
I'm wondering if it had something to do with the container she nuked the water in. If it was some kind of plastic or polycarbonate, perhaps nuking it leeches chemicals from the container to the water. I vaguely remember hearing something about phytoestrogen from p.e.t. plastic causing manboobs and other nasty stuff.
Also, I wonder if the plants got equal amounts of sun.
And while I'm nitpicking, it looks like the nuked water plant has been trimmed around day six to nine, would of been better to leave any dead foliage attached.
Originally posted by Wyrde One
When you say it would have been 'better', you mean it would have been better for the photographs or better for the experiment? As far as I know, if you're trying to keep a plant alive, you trim dead foliage.