Science Project Summary:

The effects of jet lag

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Difficulty: Advanced 9
Cost ($): 40
Time required: < 4 weeks
1 day to prepare, 10 days for the science project experiment
Availability of materials: Readily available
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Required Skills: None
Safety concerns:

Handle the hamsters with care, and ensure that you wear gloves.

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This science fair project was conducted to find out how jet lag affects behavior patterns. The science project involved hamsters exercising on a wheel.
Procedure preview:
1. For this science fair project, the independent variable is the  time zone. The dependent variable is the average amount of time the hamsters spent on the exercise wheels. The constants (control variables) are the number of hamsters used and the length of exposure to daylight. 2. This science project will require 24 hours of observation of the hamsters. You will need to take turns/shifts with your assistants, to stay with the hamsters. 3. The hamsters are divided into 2 groups of 5 hamsters each and they are kept in separate cages. The cages are labeled  A and  B. For .....