Microaggressions perhaps? That's what makes science work. The live experiment involved IKEA taking two of its very own plants and installing them at the school, where one plant was fed compliments and words of encouragement, while the other was verbally bullied with hateful words. We're asking people to rethink comments that seem similar to others that have been reported or downvoted, By using our services you agree to our use of cookies to improve your visit. Carbon dioxide is needed by plants for them to live. Send the plant a message. By that rationale, Mozart would be just as soothing as some hushed Slayer to the average indoor fern. They aren't radiation. Sure, energy is expended when you talk, and that creates things like sound and heat, but like... emotions don't have energy. Because, well... "the universe knows". Is just for kids to understand that bullying is bad. After 30 days, the bullied plant started to show signs of wilting. PLEASE go and watch MythBusters' episode about an accurate experiment they did on this subject. Hey Pandas, What Is The Most Amazing Fact You Know? All you need is rice and some patience. What a plant knows: a field guide to the senses. I've heard of this experiment since I was a child and although I have never personally done it I was always taught the results were similar to what you see in this article and I'm part of the generation before bullying was seen as a terrible issue. The DIY furniture giant set up two identical IKEA plants in the school, and for 30 days invited students to compliment one plant and bully the other. It's not luck. To complete our experiment, my children decided to use the words “I am sorry” and “You are cool!” In this experiment we will not “talk” to the plant, instead we will simply think thoughts directed at the plant. In a study performed by the Royal Horticultural Society, researchers discovered that talking to your plants really can help them grow faster. Why? The mythbusters did this experiment and used music and also was angry towards a few plants and nice/encouraging to the others. In order for this to be an accurate experiment, it needs to be able to be recreated by other people many times over. Further studies could investigate whether stress hormones are the common factor, or whether the whole study was borked. It's been thoroughly debunked over the course of many replicated experiments. Doing science at home is not just for fun, it is also to cultivate child’s interest in science and help them grow scientific thinking skills. The only way I could see it working is if they didn't give the bullied plant something that the other plant was getting and lied about it. An experiment by the Mythbusters found that separate soundtracks of loving praise and cruel insults played on repeat in two separate greenhouses produced no difference in plant quality of both greenhouses. PLEASE go read the actual science. Ikea is not a company that works for science, even when they sell you experiments of physics by putting not enough screws and stuff. Of course they don’t understand words (pffff, who knows) but I believe in the transport of positive/negative energy between any kind of living thing... so that does not seem too stupid too me. Want to discuss? We’ve already seen too many examples of the negative effects of bullying on humans, but IKEA took it one step further when the retailer conducted an experiment to show what can happen to a plant that’s been relentlessly bullied. 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Just because we don't know how it works right off the bat doesn't automatically mean it's fake. They used recordings of good words and bad words and a control set of plants that had no sounds at all. The air that we breathe is 21% oxygen. They've done similar experiments with one being played classical music while another was played heavy metal. So it seems plants respond to noise in their environment, but that's all. Watch the video of the IKEA Bully A Plant experiment in full below. They had the same results. Intelligence is not required for an emotional response. READ MORE: B.C. And the message is, don‘t bully other people. PLANT-GROWTH EXPERIMENT 15. They also found that plants grow faster to the sound of a female voice than to the sound of a male voice. We may not know for certain that plants are susceptible to words, but we do know they respond to noise. Of course, it's only a single study. Actually, there's a field of science that studies the effects of sound/wave energy, etc. Creating an account means you agree with Bored Panda's, We and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalize content and ads, provide, social media features, and analyze our traffic. thats just an excuse to scapegoat accountability. Plants have feelings, just like people. “It has helped children and their families understand the impact that words can have.”. WATCH BELOW: Up to 40% of adults exposed to bullying, University of Regina psychologist says. Additional Note: This experiment will take roughly two weeks to complete; this calculation takes into consideration both the set up time and time needed for plant growth. Informate yourself before writing shits, I...I must be bullying all my plants unintentionally, Funny. This lazy panda forgot to write something about itself. U don't have to be a plant to understant science. I'm going to have to tell my daughter to stop bullying her plants, LOL! Our purpose is to spread the true power of words and thoughts to our LIFE...Watch, Understand, Share, and Like....I LOVE YOU ALL! (Btw I believe IKEA is a too big company to stupidly set up a fake experiment like this. Aug 23, 2017 - Explore Project Learning Tree's board "Plant science experiments", followed by 1718 people on Pinterest. The idea of tense situations exist because of things like "recognizing body language (or not being able to)" not "the words are imbued with an aura". I used “Thank You Rice” Mark the other container with a negative phrase. A plant that can do so can react to coming droughts from areas beyond it's standard "senses" by reacting to migrating animals (simply by the concentration of stress-hormones: more concentration means the drought is closer.) I heard a theory that they grow better when someone speaks to them, because they get bigger amount of Carbon dioxide that's being breathed out :P. Speaking good or bad words breathes out the same amt of CO2. We also eliminated from the music category R&B, Billy Joel, Country, New age, and Techno because we couldn’t do all of the music categories, due to time constraints. Like if I talk bad to a tulip, it will fall into complete despair. It's proven that the frequencies of sound actually have "physical" impact on the environment. Perhaps there's some other mechanism that we don't understand yet. You'll find it quite illuminating. By the end of the experiment, the impressive results spoke for themselves. Pseudo-science at its best. As to another popular theory, that plants respond to the carbon dioxide produced by human speech, Marini isn't buying it. This is an example of a common experiment used to investigate light intensity and the rate of photosynthesis. Regardless, the Swedish retailer is eager to use this as a platform to continue perpetuating an anti-bullying message. 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