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Observation

The Painted Lady butterflies that were placed under the incandescent lamp at 30° C were the fastest to complete the transformation followed by the butterflies in the tank under normal room conditions.

Tank temperature

Number of days taken for transformation from chrysalis to butterfly

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

16° C

0

0

0

0

0

1

8

13

18

24° C

0

0

0

0

0

2

11

17

20

30° C

0

0

0

0

3

9

17

20

20

16° C

The graph below represents the results of our science project experiment.

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Complexity level:
3
Project cost ($):
30
Time required:
1 day to prepare, 9 days for the science project experiment
Material availability:
Easily found
Safety concerns:

NA