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Observation

It is observed that the dogs were able to differentiate between the blue box and yellow box but were not able to differentiate between the red  and green boxes.

Dog breed

Number of correct choices out of 10 attempts

Blue and yellow box

Red and green box

Golden retriever

9

4

Rough Collie

8

5

Poodle

9

4

Alsatian

7

6

Jack Russell Terrier

8

4

Average Percent

82%

46%

The graph below represents the results of our science project.

Dogs and color recognition experiment

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Complexity level:
8
Project cost ($):
80
Time required:
14 days to prepare, 1 day for the science project experiment
Material availability:
Participation of 5 different breed of dogs required.
Safety concerns:

Be careful when handling unfamiliar dogs. Have a dog trainer or dog owner handle the dogs.