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Re: Daughter needs project -Reply
>>Some time ago Bill Vannerson asked about project ideas on one of the
lists. One person pointed out that some states have pretty strict rules
about using creatures such as killies for school sponsored
My son, then in fourth grade, raised four groups of young A. poliake,
(graciously supplied by Ralph Taylor). He feed each group different
types of food; flake only, flake and freeze dried bloodworm, flake and
newly hatched baby brine shrimp (BBS), and flake and newly hatched
BBS supplemented with Selcon.
He measured the combined length of the fish at the beginning and then
again at the end. The experiment lasted 5-6 weeks. In that time he was
able to determine that the groups fed live food out grew the others. He
was not able to determine whether the supplemented BBS group out
grew the non-supplemented BBS group.
>>One person pointed out that some states have pretty strict rules about
using creatures such as killies for school sponsored experiments.<<
We cleared it with the teacher first. She thought it was a great idea. Jim
Robinson had pointed out that many organizations ban live animals in
science fair projects. So check it out first.
Incidently, my son received an "A" on his project for his paper and his
presentation. Personally, I was pleased on how he learned to approach
problems by setting a hypothesis, testing it, and analyzing the results.
He also enjoyed keeping the feeding schedule in a spreadsheet I set up