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Conclusion

Our hypothesis has been proven correct. Turmeric juice is able to counter the effects of exposing daphnia to perclorate solution.

Turmeric has been found to be useful as a herb used in cooking. It also has a lot of medicinal properties.  Turmeric has been used for over 4000 years in India and China to heal various ailments. Recent research shows that turmeric is also able to prevent certain types of cancers from spreading.

Also consider

This science fair project can also be repeated using different types of herbs like garlic or ginger.

Try to repeat the science project experiment, this time varying the room temperature.

References

Turmeric the magical antioxidant and anti inflammatory spice - http://www.buzzle.com/articles/turmeric-the-magical-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-spice.html

Perchlorate - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perchlorate

Daphnia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnia

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Complexity level:
9
Project cost ($):
80
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 6 hours for science fair project
Material availability:
Need
Safety concerns:

Basic safety requirements