1. Introduction

We are group D from S2-06. Our ISS project is on how different music affect the rate of plant growth. Our hypothesis is that among all music, classical music shall be most effective in the growth of plants. This is from Eugene Canby, a Canadian engineer, exposed wheat to J.S. Bach's violin sonata and observed an increase in yield by 66%. This further reinforced the works of Dr. T.C. Singh who had observed positive results from playing classical music to plants. (http://hubpages.com/hub/the-effect-of-music-on-plant-growth)
And in another teams research, they found that he one that was in the best condition was the plant that was in the room with classical music (http://www.miniscience.com/projects/plantmusic/)
Last but not least, We hope that our findings can be used to improve crop growth and yield in greenhouses, thus making it easier for developing countries to grow food for the citizens.


Our ISS project is focused on the effects that music has on plants in terms of growth. We have set up 6 separate experiments, 5 of which contain different genres of music while 1 contains no music as it is a control set up. Our experiment aims to find out which genre of music has the greatest impact on plant growth. This information can be used to help greenhouses to produce higher crop yield to benefit lesser developed countries that require the crops or to produce enough food to sustain the growing population. From our results, we have found out that Jazz is the best for growing plants. With this, we can suggest greenhouses to play Jazz music in the background so that the crops/plants will grow faster and there will be much more yield.

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