My latest project:
           
     Have you ever shooed a fly away from your food before? Then did you eat it?  After reading about my project you may think twice the next time a fly lands on your cheeseburger. 
   The purpose of this experiment is to see if there is a difference in how much bacteria a fly can spread if it is subjected to bacteria. Since insects, like flies, make lots of contact with food sources like meats and plants, it is important to understand what flies are carrying to avoid harmful bacteria contamination. In this experiment, I used the K12 strain, a safe strain of E. coli.    

Independent Variable:  The amount of time the fly is subjected to the E. coli.

Dependant Variable: Percentage of E. Coli on the agar plate.

Control: Uncontaminated flies.

   I observed in this experiment that the flies that were subjected to E. coli for 15 seconds had less E. coli than the flies that were subjected to E. coli for 5 minutes. The control of course had no E. coli. These results show that there is a difference and that the amount of time a fly is subjected to E. coli although small matters a lot. This is important because this shows that things so small, subjected to a bad environment for 15 seconds can infect your food and harm you as well. Considering that food is one of our three priorities we need to live, cutting one off or infecting it can impact our lives for the worse. When certain outbreaks occur, like the E. coli out break recently, if we observe and try to learn about what the causes and effects are, this would really benefit us and save many lives.   
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