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  • Irish Potato Crop
    439 words
    A hundred and fifty years ago in September, 1845, the Dublin local paper "Dublin Evening Post", reported a "disease in the potato crop". This turned out to be the potato blight which destroyed 40% of the crop that year and almost 100% the next year. The devastation was known as "The Great Hunger" and resulted in wide spread starvation and mass emigration to Britain and the Americas. As a result, the population declined from @8,295,000 to less then 6,000,000 in a few years. In 1845 a fungal disea...
  • Potato To Ireland
    1,570 words
    Ireland in the 1500's was a very unstable country. The country's English rulers fought with the local Irish civilians and the Irish nobles. The Irish nobles also fought among themselves. The English landlords owned the land that the peasants lived and farmed on. As a result of this continual fighting, it was hard for the peasants to grow enough food to feed themselves. The British passed laws to deny the Irish peasants freedom. They were forbidden to speak their own language, to practice their o...
  • Irish Potato Famine As Genocide
    690 words
    One hundred fifty years ago in the late summer of 1845 one of the greatest human ecological disasters in the history of the world began in Ireland. A fungus from North America established itself in Ireland and commenced to destroy the potato crop. When the fungus had run its course at least 1 1/1 million, possibly as many as 2 million, Irish had died and another 1 1/2 million had emigrated. No one can fully capture in words the magnitude or the intensity of the suffering and hardship endured by ...
  • Potatoes In The Test Tube
    749 words
    Finding out the Rate of Osmosis in a Potato After Being Left in a Solution. What are you trying to find out? I am trying to find out how much water has been diffused into a potato when placed in different strengths of solution. But before the experiment can take place I need to explore all areas in which could produce biased or inaccurate results. What can influence the results of the experiment? Temperature - The temperature in which the experiment is conducted can affect the experiment. If one...
  • 5 Pieces Of Potato
    507 words
    The following is a short sample from this piece of coursework: ... els of sucrose solution to distilled water (see molarity table above) and I placed each of the mixtures into the correct beakers. 5. Then I weighed all the potato chips on an electronic balance (see results) and recorded the results. 6. I placed 5 pieces of potato into each beaker and left them for approx 36 hrs. 7. After this time I drained out the solutions from the beakers and I carefully placed them in order of molarity on a ...
  • Concentration 0 M The Solution
    2,188 words
    valuation Reflecting upon the criteria selected for purposes of this investigation, overall experiment was in agreement with the hypothesis. The set of results obtained demonstrated a clear correlation. Existing scientific logic can be applied to explain any discrepancies, which is included in the conclusion. The experiment was relatively straight forward to carry out, in the sense that the method I used was well thought out and coherent. No complex technical equipment was used either and so I w...
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Catalase
    329 words
    Science coursework When the catalase comes in contact with hydrogen peroxide, it turns the hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2) into water (H 2 O) and oxygen gas (O 2). H 2 O 2 -- H 2 O + O 2 Method: First of all I will set my apparatus up as shown in the diagram below. Then I will take a potato and using a borer I will cut a piece to 1 cm^3 I will then place the potato into 15 cm^3 of hydrogen peroxide and measure how much oxygen is given off. I will then record the results into a table and later plot t...

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