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Feet :: A Smelly Science Fair Project

Can you tell a person’s gender by looking at their bare feet? You may think it's obvious, but surprisingly, it isn’t. This district-winning school science fair project is super fun…that is, if you’re not afraid of feet (honestly, it’s a real fear!).

Step 1: Create a Hypothesis

The purpose of this project is to determine whether you can recognize a person’s gender by looking at pictures of their bare feet[/kwlink]. Based on this, you need to create a hypothesis (or prediction). For example, you may predict that…

  • the older the person, the easier it is to identify their gender by looking at their feet
  • female feet are easier to identify than male feet
  • male feet are easier to identify than female feet

Those are three options for a hypothesis. But the choice is up to you.

Step 2: Gather Your Materials

For this project, you’ll need the following:

  • 20 volunteers who will let you take pictures of their feet
  • Camera
  • Black poster board
  • Post-it notes
  • Felt pen
  • Survey chart to record your data
  • 50 people to survey

Step 3: Follow the Procedure

  1. First, you need to find 20 volunteers who will let you take a picture of their bare feet. You’ll need 10 males[/kwlink] and 10 females ranging from ages 7 to 14, as well as two teenagers and two adults. Make sure you have one male and one female from each age group.

  2. Ask each volunteer to stand on a sheet of black poster board to make the pictures consistent. Place a numbered Post-it note in front of their feet so you can keep track of which feet belong to which age and gender. Then take the pictures. (Make sure no one is wearing anklets, toe rings or nail polish).

  3. After you develop the film, find 50 volunteers to survey. Show them each photograph and ask them to guess whether the feet belong to a male or female. Record their answers on a chart. For each picture, keep track of how many people guessed right, and how many guessed wrong.

Step 4: Gather Your Results

Once you complete the survey, you can compare your results to your hypothesis. Did most people guess the right gender when the feet belonged to someone older? Were female feet easier to identify? How about males? Remember, it’s okay if your hypothesis turns out to be wrong. After all, if we knew the answers, we wouldn’t need to experiment.


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Do Your Feet Stink?

  • Yeah, they stink. I admit it.
  • Only if I don't wash them for a week.
  • My feet never smell bad.
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Igiveuponthename
That's because of our own human nature. We often value ourselves more than anyone else. Everybody affects everybody indirectly. People value progress over everything. One day the world will come crashing down, and with this crumbling and twisted society with it. Want to make a difference? Well, it's not too late to start.
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Fairkss
Fairkss posted in Say Anything:
I really hate how society is built. I really hate how unaccepting people are and how we have gotten this far due to sacrifices and inflicting pain on others. Why do we do this to our own kind? ​We are just destroying ourselves because we are unable to understand why some people do what they do. Why can't we just accept people for how they are? They're heart and their soul. I know the world can't be perfect but honestly right now the world isn't okay. Of course I'm just a kid so whatever I say won't matter but anyways that's just what has been on my mind lately :)
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IlikeGUYS20
IlikeGUYS20 posted in Debating:
"Sophieex_" wrote: Hey guys! So, on many occasions, my mother has always told me this: "Let yourself grow up a little, this is probably just a phase". What does she mean exactly? Well, when I cane out to my parents that I was bisexual, my mother told me that it was probably just a phase, and that I might grow out of it. I've been thinking about my sexuality for a couple years - since I was eleven, to be exact. Sometimes I thought I was straight and other times I thought I was a lesbian. So from this, I just figured I was bi. I also told her I'd like to tell some close friends what I thought. She told me that this info may get leaked to many more people and that they're shun me. I told her that I won't tell this to anyone whom I don't trust, and that I don't care if people shun me for being who I am. People already make fun of me for being biracial (my father is white & my mother is black) so this'll be no different. I told two friends that I was bisexual. Luckily both girls said they'd support me no matter what. My father then came in and said that he didn't want me to come out lest I'd get so much attention that's it'd me a distraction. I understand me dad's point but not my mom's. I love my mother dearly and shall listen to her, but I still get super pissed when adults think that teens' coming out is invalid. What do you think? Tell me I'm the thread posts! :rainbow ❤ Thanks!! :) Have a wonderful day! ❤ @Sophieex_ I have the same problem! I am also bi! Only one of my closest friends know, I feel your pain!!! I created my account when I thought I was straight.
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ScoobysFriend
ScoobysFriend posted in Debating:
She is saying some people get curious, and she probably went through it also
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RavenClawRaina
and im not saying its a phase either
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