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Observation

It  was observed that the mice fed with the jelly beans demonstrated a slightly higher weight gain compared to the mice fed with apples.

 

Weight of mice fed with apples and jellies ( grams - rounded to the nearest gram)

Apple 1

Apple 2

Apple 3

Apple 4

Apple 5

Jelly 1

Jelly 2

Jelly 3

Jelly 4

Jelly 5

Initial weight

16

18

15

16

15

18

18

17

15

16

Final weight

23

25

21

23

21

26

27

25

24

25

Weight gain

7

7

6

7

6

8

9

8

9

9

The graph below represents the results of our science experiment

sugar intake and weight gain experiment

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Complexity level:
4
Project cost ($):
40
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 14 days for the science project experiment
Material availability:
Mice may be purchased at a pet store.
Safety concerns:

Wear protective gloves when handling the mice to prevent being bitten. Adult assistance is required.