Purpose: Since the creation of the garden,
mankind has long searched for an effective method of removing unwanted
plants from the wanted ones. This week Scientific AmeriKen will attempt
to kill a weed using a solution created with Copper (II) sulfate (CuSO4).
Hypothesis: Judging from the lable which reads, "May cause burns, may cause irritation to skin, eyes, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract ... " Scientific Ameriken hypothesizes that Copper (II) sulfate must in someway be harmful to plants.
Equipment: Used in this experiment was a dixie cup, Copper (II) sulfate, water, and a weed growing in an lightly travelled obscure area.
Procedure: The first step is to mix a good amount of the Copper (II) sulfate in with a full cup of water. Pour at the base of the weed and observe changes over time.
Conclusion: The results demonstrate that
weeds are truly a pain. Although this experiment demonstrates that Copper
(II) sulfate is not effective as a herbicide, it perhaps may be for the
good as some believe Copper (II) sulfate to be a lethal contaminant.
However, for those of use who fear not the little things, the scientific
search for other herbicides continues.