Ants are a great insect to use as a test subject in a biology science fair project. They are easy to find and they are easy to handle. In this sample project students will be manipulating the amount of light that ants are exposed to in order to see if light impacts how fast ants dig.
In this science fair project the hypothesis is that ants dig faster when they are in the dark. The dependent variable in this hypothesis is the rate at which ants dig and the independent variable is the amount of light that the ant is exposed to during their digging session. It is important to note that a non-venomous ant species be used, such as a sugar ant.
This science fair project will need an ant-farm set-up. Students can purchase an ant farm or they can develop their own using a glass container filled 75 percent of