Sugary Food Hypothesis

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Data Analysis Does the type of food left out for ants affect how many ants come to what food? If the type type of food left out for ants affect how many ants come to what food, then most ants will come to the food with the most sugar, or honey. The independent variable is the type of food left out for the ants. The dependent variable is the amount of ants that come to each food. One control variable is that the different types of foods will be set out on an equal size paper plate platform. The foods will all be set out in the same place at the same time. The control group will be an empty paper plate platform set out with the other foods on paper plate platforms. The experimental group will be four different types of foods set out each on a different paper plate platform with the empty paper plate for the control group. The four different types of foods are sugary foods, salty foods fruit, and…show more content…
In this experiment, most ants came to the honey. The results turned out as they did because the background research states the ants like sugary foods. This is why the results turned out as they did. The data relates to the hypothesis. The hypothesis stated that most ants will come to the honey. Ordinarily, the data supports the hypothesis because most ants did go to the honey.
The results make sense because the honey had the most sugar in it. Accordingly, ants are attracted to foods with lots of sugar. This is how the results made sense. The weather might have been colder for the first two trials so not as many ants showed up. This could be an extraneous variable. An additional possible extraneous variable could have been the chalk that was used to put the foods in. In the observations, some ants were seen coming up to the food, but stopping when it got to the chalk. Perhaps the ants did not like the way the chalk smells, feels, or disturbed them in any

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