This program is giving me an opportunity to explore experiments I never thought I would perform.
Wow! This program is giving me an opportunity to explore experiments I never thought I would perform. From knocking out flies using carbon dioxide and ice to making fly food, I am being exposed to vastly different experiences than what I am used to. I started off this program with a sample experiment, testing the effects of Folic Acid and high temperature on female fertility and development. After learning how to perform a proper experiment, we are now about to begin our independent projects, and I am extremely excited!
My project is about the effects of turmeric powder in a fly’s diet on mobility, and I am testing both adults and larvae. The reason I am so interested in this project is that since ancient times, turmeric has been used as a healing agent for sickness, since it is supposed to help destroy harmful bacteria. For this reason, sometimes when I am sick, I eat a paste made of this powder and honey. My reasoning for choosing this project is that I wanted to know if turmeric actually has health benefits, or if that was just a myth. Since normally, the more active you are, the more healthy you are, I thought testing mobility would be a good way to test the effects of turmeric powder on health. I think that turmeric will end up increasing mobility in the flies, but I will find out the results soon!
I can’t wait to get started with the project and see my experiment in action!