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Project title How far can a squirrel jump?Featured science projectScience project video
Difficulty Level Middle school
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We know that squirrels are able to hop and jump a great distance - but exactly how far can a squirrel really jump? Some say its more than 10 times the length of their bodies! This science fair project was conducted to answer this question. Our experiment involves making squirrels jump from one table to another and increasing the distance between the tables gradually, to ascertain the limits. 

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1. For this science fair project, the independent variable is the distance between the tables. The dependent variable is the distance jumped by the squirrels (from table to table). This is determined by measuring the distance between the tables. The constants (control variables) are the feed used to make the squirrel jump from table to table and the incremental distance between the tables between each jump. 2. The 2 tables are arranged 300mm apart as shown in table 1 below. The PVC pipe is placed on the 1st table, and the plate filled with the sunflower seeds, is then .....
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