Are ants picky over their food? Do they have any preference?
The purpose of this experiment was to determine which flavor ants are most attracted to.
Do cockroaches have a sense of direction?
First students make careful observations of cockroach anatomy and behavior. Due to the reputation of the cockroach, students find them intriguing subjects of study. Assessing the behavior of these insects in a maze, allows students to decide if the cockroach manifests learning or an inability to learn. The strongest piece of this activity is challenging students to design their own controlled expe
How the frequency at which a cricket chirps can be affected by external factors
There are several natural phenomena - the rate ants walk, the rate fireflies flash, the rate of a terrapin's heartbeat, and even the frequency of human alpha brain-wave patterns - that follow the Arrhenius equation closely. This page looks at one well-studied case, the chirp rate of the snowy tree cricket, oecanthus fultoni. This little cricket, shown below, is familiar to outdoor enthusiasts as a
What are the effects of heat, moisture, and ventilation upon the development of the chicken embryo in an incubator?
The avian embryo is amazing and exciting. In only three weeks, a small clump of cells with no characteristic features of any single animal species changes into an active, newly hatched chick. A study of this transformation is educational and interesting, and gives us insight into how humans are formed.
Comparing the learning abilities of hamsters and mice
This experiment was performed to find out if hamsters and mice are able to learn and recall what is learnt. The experiment also compares the speed of learning of hamsters and mice.
What colors are birds attracted to?
This experiment asks a simple question: what colors are birds attracted to? The birds in this experiment were shown feeders that had different colors (red, orange, blue, green and white).
Do homing pigeons find their way home more quickly at different times of the day?
This experiment was conducted to examine if the time of the day will affect the speed at which a homing pigeon will find its way back home Testing was done by measuring and comparing the flight time of a homing pigeon in the morning and afternoon.
Do turtles recognize colors?
This experiment was conducted to ascertain whether turtles have the ability to recognize colors? Diamondback terrapins were used, and we observed whether these turtles could recognize the color of their feeding trays.
The relationship between the size of a bird and its perching behavior
This experiment was conducted to investigate the relationship between the size of a bird and its perching behavior. Specifically, does the size of a bird affect the distance that it puts between itself and another bird, when both are perching on a wire? Crows and house sparrows were used as subjects for this experiment.
Digestion and cat food
This science fair project was performed to examine how much of the cat food eaten by the feline is actually digested and absorbed. The tests were done using 4 brands of cat food – IAMS, Friskies, Pet Promise and Nutro Natural Dry.