Which Fruit Molds the Fastest?

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Which Fruit Molds the Fastest?

Problem

Which fruit molds the fastest?

Materials

* Pears, Apples, Bananas * Plastic baggies * Fruit knife * Location: Kitchen * Pen and paper

Question

Which fruit, banana, pear or apple, will mold faster? Does fruit type effect mold growth?

Hypothesis

I think that bananas will mold faster than the apple or pear.

Variables

Independent Variable:
Type of fruit

Dependent Variable:
Time to mold

Variables That Need To Be Controlled: place left exposed to air, room temperature

Vocabulary List That Needs Explanation
Mold can be explained in the following ways:
1. Any of various fungi that often cause disintegration of organic matter.
2. The growth
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Mold is most likely to find a place to grow in a bathroom, basement or kitchen, but it can grow in other rooms if conditions are favorable. The climate where you live and the living habits in your household can affect the ability of mold to grow. Mold spores can thrive and reproduce in wet or damp parts of your home: areas that have had flooding or where leakage has occurred in roofs, pipes, or walls, or areas around house plants, especially ones that sometimes are over-watered. In just 48 hours, a moist environment combined with room-temperature conditions and an organic food source can lead to mold growth.

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