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Observation

The female mice completed the classic maze faster than the male mice. The female mice were right pawed while 80% of the male mice were left handed.

Test maze Mice behavior – speed in completing maze and paw preference
  Male 1 Male 2 Male 3 Male 4 Male 5 Female 1 Female 2 Female 3 Female 4 Female 5
Classic maze –time (seconds) 65 58 67 59 72 48 52 55 43 47
T-maze- paw preference Left Right Left Left Left Right Right Right Right Right

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Complexity level:
4
Project cost ($):
Time required:
It will take 2 days to prepare for this science fair project, and 2 days to observe the experiment
Material availability:
The mice can be purchased at a pet store. The other materials can be easily found at a bookstore or supermarket
Safety concerns:

You should wear a pair of gloves when handling the rodents. This is to prevent getting bitten by the mice.