Science Projects You Can Do
Formerly, 101 Science Projects
Submitter: Apparently acceptable children’s science projects in 1972 involved pulling on the tendons of severed chickens feet and intentionally giving guinea pigs scurvy. [I’ve also] attached pictures of Mr. Stone’s worm electrocution experiment. Secondly, there is section called Learning Experiments for Rodents that suggests making maze with food at the end to see how fast the rats learn the maze. At the end of this experiment in includes the following paragraph: “After a few days, repeat the same experiment to find whether there has been retention of learning. The learning rates of two or more animals could also be compared. The effect of age, drugs such as caffeine in coffee, dietary deficiency, and mild punishment are other possibilities.” I advise you to check your libraries for this book and remove it immediately if it is still on shelf.
Holly: Agreed. 1972 was a very different time…