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Observation

It is observed that the radish plants in pot B had grown taller than the radish plants in pot A. The presence of the ants in pot B has helped to provide a better environment for the radish seeds to germinate and grow faster.


Pot

Plants

Height of the plant measured after 2 weeks (mm)

Average (mm)

1

2

3

A

Pot Tomato

48

42

54

48

B

Onion

15

21

18

18

C

Corn

24

32

28

28

D

Tomato
Onion

62

68

65

65

32

38

29

33

E

Tomato
Corn

24

28

32

28

12

14

16

14


The graph below represents the results of our science project experiment.
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Complexity level:
6
Project cost ($):
15
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 10 days for observation
Material availability:
Ants may be found in parks/gardens. Radish seeds may be purchased at a gardening supplies store/supermarket.
Safety concerns:

Be careful when handling the ants. They bite! Wear protective gloves. Adult supervision recommended.