Curiosity killed the cat - and the dog, monkey and mouse!
This science project was conducted to find what type of things attract the attention of animals. The science experiment was performed on a monkey, a dog, a cat and a mouse, to compare their behavior.
The effect of gasoline fumes on plants
This science fair project was conducted to study the effect of gasoline fumes on plants. The testing was done by placing plants beside a gasoline-filled container for different periods of time and temperatures.
Activated carbon and pesticides
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.
The insulating properties of fabric
This experiment was conducted to compare the ability of different types of fabrics to keep us warm on cold days. The tests were done using air, Thinsulate and cotton fleece.
How do pesticides affect cockroaches?
The purpose of this experiment was to test the effects of pesticides on insects. My hypotheses is that most of the insects will adapt to the insect sprays, but they will not survive the effects of the insect bait.
How are ladybugs affected by insecticides?
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effect of insecticide on ladybugs. I became interested in this idea because I know that ladybugs are beneficial insects. They live around insect pests, which leads to accidental spraying of the ladybugs. Farmers need the ladybugs to help keep down pest population, and need to avoid killing them accidentally.
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
Build a stereoscopic microscope
Why build a microscope? The following is a guide on how to build a stereoscopic microscope. This guide allows you to assemble, at a relatively low cost, an instrument that is useful for observing natural objects such as insects, plants, minerals, fossils and flowers.
Do ants produce acid when antagonised?
Make your own indicator paper and try this. Some stinging insects spray formic acid into the air when threatened. Find an anthill, step on it lightly to disturb the ants, without getting stung place a piece of indicator paper over the ants.
Generational effects of acid rain on Drosophila melanogaster
The purpose of this experiment was to test the effects of acid rain on several generations of living organisms. This researcher was interested in exploring whether mutations, found in an acid environment would also be observed if the offspring were removed from the acid environment into a neutral environment. Drosophila melanogaster were selected as subjects, due to their short life span, ease of