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Jerodine Chan

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Fair Testing-Setting up a Science Experiment

We have learnt that fungi can grow well on surfaces with plenty of moisture, food, warmth and in the presence of air. To confirm if these conditions can affect the amount of mould growth, we can set up an experiment to do so. However, a science experiment can only test one condition, which we called a variable. For example, we can test if the amount of food will increase mould growth. I would use at least two similar size pieces of bananas and sprinkle on to one with some sugar. This way, one piece of banana has more food. After a set number of days, I can observe if the banana with the sugar has more mould. If yes, then I can conclude that more food can increase mould growth. Now, it's your turn to set up your own. Use the slide presentation to help you plan. Looking forward to seeing all your FAIR experiments.

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Science
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