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Unformatted text preview: other side of the dish labeled with the correct kind of soap 5. Used the 3 rd dish for a control to demonstrate the fungi in the air or room III. Results A. Trends and analysis 1. Both soaps showed reduction of bacteria and fungi 2. Softsoap worked a little better than Dial IV. Discussion A. Relate to variable 1. Project was to look and see if soaps really do what they say and remove the bacteria and fungi from your hands 2. Findings showed yes, they do B. Controls 1. Showed how much fungi/bacteria was already present in the air 2. Helped eliminate confounding variables 3. Helped calculate before and after handwashings and bacteria/fungi that developed C. Strengths and Weaknesses 1. Strength: control dish 2. Weakness: counting colonies 3. Weakness: data analysis in general 4. Weakness: fungi from air getting into experimental dishes 5. Weakness: needs more than just one test...
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