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Project title Activated carbon and pesticidesFeatured science projectScience project video
Difficulty Level High school
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This science fair project was done to observe the effect of using activated carbon to neutralize the effect of pesticides. The science project experiment involved using flies, the pesticide malathion and different concentrations of activated carbon. 

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1. For this science fair project, the independent variable is the concentration of activated carbon solution – 0.1gram/100ml, 1.0gram/100ml or 10gram/100ml. The dependent variable is the number of flies still alive in each aquarium at the end of the 1-hour period. This is determined by observing the number for flies still alive every 10 minutes. The constants (control variables) are the over-ripe banana, the size of the fish tank used for the experiment, and the concentration of the Malathion spray. 2. Forty flies are caught in plastic bags (not a very pleasant experience, but you can try catching them .....
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