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Project title Scent and fearFeatured science projectScience project video
Difficulty Level Middle school
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This science fair project was conducted to ascertain how fear affects the ability of mice to find food. The science project experiment involved comparing the time taken by mice to complete two mazes, one with and the other without the presence of the scent of a cat. 

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1. For this science fair project, the independent variable was the whether the maze had the scent of a cat or not. The dependent variable was the time taken for the mouse to complete the maze. This is determined by measuring the amount of time taken using a stopwatch. The constants (control variables) were the size and type of the maze, how hungry the mice were, the type of food used, and the age/breed/parentage of the mice. 2. A maze approximately 500mm x 800mm in size was made using cardboard, glue and masking tape. The walls of the maze .....
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