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Observation

The results showed that using a higher concentration of activated carbon increased the survival rate of the flies.

Malathion concentration

Number of flies surviving

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0.1g/100ml

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The graph/chart below represents the result of our science project experiment.

activated carbon and pesticides experiment

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Complexity level:
8
Project cost ($):
40
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 1 hour for the science project experiment
Material availability:
You will need to trap 40 houseflies for this experiment.
Safety concerns:

Ensure that safety masks, goggles and gloves are worn at all times when handling the Malathion and the flies. Malathion is extremely toxic and should be handled properly, in a controlled laboratory under the supervision of your science teacher.