Science + Dance?

Health and Wellness
Avery Flowers

MariAnn Slater

"1. In this experiment, I am going to test to see which one of my dance shoes after being worn for the same amount of time contains more bacteria. I used tap and jazz shoes to conduct the experiment. 2.I want to do this experiment because it is important to learn about the different types of bacteria that grow in your shoes which causes them to smell bad. I also want to know when it is time to replace my shoes. 3.The results for this experiment showed that after averaging my 10 trials, the jazz shoe average was 83 bacterial colonies, and the tap shoe average was 38.8 bacterial colonies. This information indicates that the jazz shoe had the most colonies of bacteria making it the dirtiest of the two different types of dance shoes. 4.The information gained from this experiment will help people learn how bacteria grows and in what amount of time. "

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  1. I love that you designed this experiment to learn something about your own dance shoes. Very nice job on the study. The picture of you in your PPE was also great to see – good work!

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