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Project title Do homing pigeons find their way home more quickly at different times of the day?Featured science projectScience project video
Difficulty Level Middle school
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This experiment was conducted to examine if the time of the day will affect the speed at which a homing pigeon will find its way back home Testing was done by measuring and comparing the flight time of a homing pigeon in the morning and afternoon. 

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1. For this experiment, the independent variable is the time of the day when the pigeon is released to return home – ie: in the morning or in the afternoon. The dependent variable is the amount of time taken by the pigeons to fly back home. Use a stopwatch to time them. The constants (control variables) are the distance traveled by the homing pigeons, the pigeons’age and the weather conditions. 2. On the morning of the first day of the experiment, place the 5 homing pigeons in a cage. Drive to a location about 20 kilometers away. An assistant .....
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