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Postby nirav » Fri May 27, 2005 6:31 am

hi i have to write a 4000 word essay in biology by doing research and experiments.it could be on anything but shouldnt be simple bio lab but a slightly complex interesting exp. do you guys know of any interesting topics that i could do research or experiments on. maybe bacteria, plants or any ecology thing. i have to hand in a topic and collect raw and secondary data over the summer. i would really appreciate it if u help me.

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Postby thank.darwin » Fri May 27, 2005 1:44 pm

Fruit Flies - There are many easy low cost experiments involving fruit flies
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
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Postby mith » Fri May 27, 2005 2:02 pm

Would you by any chance be writing an extended essay for IB?
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Postby MrMistery » Fri May 27, 2005 6:36 pm

Drosophila melanogaster is an option. I would do something with plants if i were you(but of course i am planty guy)-like testing the effects of cigarette smoke on plants. Hey, that's a great idea, i might actually do the experiment
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Postby 2810712 » Sat May 28, 2005 9:09 am

Have you applied for KVPY ? ? ?
If yes, taking external help is bad :oops: ...

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Postby b_d_41501 » Tue May 31, 2005 11:05 pm

Definitely fruit flies. Very inexpensive and easy to do.
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Postby nirav » Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:18 pm

thanks for the help do you guys know how i could study a certain 37 acre nature park near my home that has been converted from a huge garbage dump into a lush green area. 80 different species of birds 38 species of butterflies exist there. I m mainly thinking of ecology here. maybe experiments on soil samples, certain gas emissions, water utility, pestcides. any other biologival variables u could suggest? thanks
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Postby mith » Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:16 pm

check dispersion of the species
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:29 pm

You could calculate the size of each population through the marking and recapturation method
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Postby har0bed1813 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:44 pm

hi.. I did an experiment using lichens as air-cleanness indicators.. maybe that will help
http://www.earthlife.net/lichens/intro.html
there you can find most of the starters info. GRTZ
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