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Postby treda » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:05 pm

My grandson is also doing his science fair project on vermicoposting we are having trouble with the Variables: It is his first time any ideas?
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Re: Vermicomposting

Postby MelissaB » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:37 am


The main Science Buddies site has a great resource on variables for beginners, here: ... test.shtml . Take a look at that, and if you still have questions after you have read it, please post back.

Good luck!
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Re: Vermicomposting

Postby Megara7 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:01 pm

The link posted above contains a great explanation for how to come up with your own variables. An example of something you could do would be along the lines of using two different types of worms (independent variables) and seeing how much compost they create in a give amount of time (dependent variable). I hope this helps you come up with ideas on your own!
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