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  • Primary School - Grades K-3
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    My Dog Kelly [P]
    Determine which type, brand, or flavor of pet treats a pet prefers. [E]
    How your dog's respiration rate is affected by active play. [E]
    Which treat German Shepherd dogs like best and whether the price matters [P]
    Elementary School - Grades 4-6
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Are Black Pets Less Likely to Be Adopted?

    Compare the dog smelling sense with that of humans [E]
    What percent of the street dogs have homes and what percent do not have homes? [P] [P]
    Determine which toy most excites a pet both physically and mentally. [E]
    How Long Does It Take to Train Your Pet? [E]
    Determine the percentage of overweight pets among the cats and dogs you know. [E]
    Determine the best way to keep your dog's teeth clean and to have a "fresh" breath. [P] [P]
    How Much Do Different Pet Species Eat Compared to Each Other? [E]
    Discover what types of smells are most interesting to dogs. [E]
    What Type of Music Affects My Dog's Mood? [E]
    Test various dog toys to find out which type is most appealing to your dog. [E]
    Find out if growth rates are different among a puppy's weight, height, length, paw size and selected bones during the early months of life. [E]
    Investigate dogs brains and their senses [P]
    Does Dog Saliva Kill Bacteria? [P]
    Train your dog for the science fair. [P]
    Are dogs right or left pawed? [E]
    What color can dogs see best? [E]
    Dog training using operant conditioning [P]
    Do canines or humans have more bacteria in their mouths? [P]
    Which has the highest mouth pH level - dogs, cats or humans? [E]
    Explore Kittens [P]
    Middle School - Grades 7-9
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Research how to find a lost dog and build an application or a website that will help in this effort. [E]
    The Effect of Roaming Space on Distance Walked in Pets: about pet obesity [E]
    Can people accurately read dogs’ facial expressions? [E]
    How Puppies Keep Warm: determine how much huddling reduces heat loss in warm-blooded animals. [E]
    Determine the best tick prevention and removal methods available on the market. [E]
    Research the role of dogs in science [E]
    Which Dog Food Is Digested Better? [E]
    Can a cat be positively identified from its paw prints? [E]
    Which gender of dog is the smartest? [E]
    Dog Color Genetics [E]
    Why does my dog howl when I play certain songs on my viola? [E]
    Determine whether cats respond preferentially to familiar bird sounds. [E]
    Measure canine intelligence with some simple behavioral tests. [E]
    Determine whether non-primate mammals (e.g., dogs or cats) have a paw preference, which might indicate lateralization of function in the brain. [E]
    Determine if dermatophytes (fungi that typically grow on skin structures) and yeasts colonize the claw tissue of healthy dogs. [E]
    Domestic Cat (Felis catus) Responses to Bird Sounds [E]
    Determine whether White Coat Hypertension (WCH) occurs in dogs when they visit the veterinary hospital. [E]
    Does Dog Saliva Kill Bacteria? [P]
    Why some types of dog foods are more popular than the rest. Is it because they are better tasting, healthier or just because they are the cheapest? [E]
    Determine at what age cats will recover from anesthetics fastest when spayed/neutered, younger or older [E]
    Can You Teach a Dog to Read? [E]
    Determine which of a dog's sense of sight, smell, or hearing has the greatest effect on its short term memory. [E]
    Test whether artificial light affects the sleeping habits of domestic dogs. [P]
    Roundworms and Hookworms, Year Two: Prevalence in Shelter Puppies [E]
    It is said that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human mouth, is it true? [E]
    Which color moving object in a dog's peripheral vision will distract it the fastest? [E]
    Are dogs color blind? [E] [E] [P]
    Assessing canine hearing loss [E]
    Are domestic dogs and wolves similar in their hierarchical behaviors? [E]
    Do Dogs and Hamsters think and learn differently? [P]
    Investigate the domestic cat. [P]
    Find out if more cats are right-pawed, left-pawed, or ambidextrous. [E]
    High School - Grades 10-12
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Research how dogs use barks to communicate. [E]
    Which dermatophytes colonize the canine claw and examine whether immunocompromised dogs are more likely than healthy dogs to colonize dermatophytes. [E]
    Investigate whether or not culture (dog's owner) has an effect on brain hemisphere dominance in dogs. [E]
    Determine how much a dog's age affects their understanding of a spatial relationship between objects. [E]
    Dog Tail Wagging and Brain Lateralization [E]


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