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Observation

It is observed that borax was effective at keeping the termites within the circle. Lemon juice, tomato juice and vinegar were not effective in keeping the termites within the circle.

Natural pesticide Borax acid Lemon juice Tomato juice Vinegar
Result Y X X X

Y - able to keep the termites within the circle
X – not able to keep the termites within the circle

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Complexity level:
5
Project cost ($):
10
Time required:
1 day to prepare, 1 hour for observation
Material availability:
Easily found
Safety concerns:

The termites used in the experiment should be destroyed and disposed of.  An adult is required to help handle the termites, and the acid.