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Observation

The results show that all petri dishes with the sample taken from shoes worn without socks demonstrate a higher rate of bacteria growth.

Condition

Bacteria growth in the sample from 5 shoes after 5 days (mm)

Shoe 1

Shoe 2

Shoe 3

Shoe 4

Shoe 5

With socks

28

33

18

24

37

Without socks

52

57

46

51

59

 

The chart below represents the results of our science experiment

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Complexity level:
8
Project cost ($):
20
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 1 hour for science project experiment
Material availability:
Easily found
Safety concerns:

The bacteria should be destroyed before the swabs are discarded.  Pour some bleach into the petri dish to kill all the bacteria before disposing in the trash.