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It  was observed that the wooden planks that were kept in the moist soil were the weakest  among the 5 groups.

Condition Normal dry Rain water Acid rain Sea Water Wet Soil
Average breaking weight (kg) 7.5 7 8 6.5 6

We used the graph below to plot the results of the above observations.

wood decay science project

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Time required:
1 day to prepare, 18 days for observation
Material availability:
Most of the materials may be purchased at a supermarket. You can purchase the wood from a hardware store (Eg. Home Depot, Lowes)
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Basic safety requirements