Does a mouse smell or see better?
The hypothesis that mice will be able to find their way through a maze more quickly by using their vision, instead of their sense of smell, is proven to be incorrect. The mice were able to navigate through the maze at the same speed, even in darkness.
Mice have poor vision because they are nocturnal animals and usually look for food at night, and sleep in the day. This is the reason why we normally find our kitchens raided by mice at night. They have a keen sense of smell and hearing to search for food and escape from predators, even in the dark.
What would happen if this science fair projects were repeated by using hamsters instead of mice?
Try varying your science experiment, by using different types of food like corn, cheese or nuts.
House mouse - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_mouse
Mouse - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse
Handle the mice with care