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Medicine and health science fair project:
Are dandelions able to inhibit bacterial growth and have other health benefits?




Science Fair Project Information
Title: Are dandelions able to inhibit bacterial growth and have other health benefits?
Subject: Alternative Medicine
Grade level: Middle School - Grades 7-9
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Medium
Awards: First Place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair ($300)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair
Year: 2010
Materials: Petri dishes, agar powder, measuring cup, a bag of dandelions, incubator, sterile cotton balls, bleach, gloves, goggles, blender.
Description: In this project, the effectiveness of different parts of the dandelion plant on the growth of bacteria will be tested. Bacteria will be taken from a doorknob etc. and then grown in Petri dishes. Dandelions will be blended to produce an extract that will be applied to the bacteria growing in culture. The growth of the bacteria will be recorded over time and graphed.
Link: http://www.virtualsciencefair.org/2010/caitxt2
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