The Experiment
The rest of this page lists every word from the experiment verbatum as it appears on the science fair board with the exception of our daughters name. The title of each section below is the title she gave to each section of her experiment.
The pictures displayed here are pictures that appeared on the science fair board. Everything below this paragraph appeared on the science fair board.
Note: Pictures of people purposely blurred.

Does skin color make a difference?

Barbie picture Purpose
I am trying to figure out if the color of the Barbie's skin affects which Barbie people think is prettier.

Barbie picture Hypothesis
I think people will choose the white Barbie because they are used to seeing Barbies that are white.

Barbie picture Procedure
I am going to go out and ask people which Barbie they think is prettier. I am going to ask 15 adults then switch the dresses and ask another 15 adults. I will then do the same with kids.

Barbie picture Data Gathering
I asked 15 adults the question, "Which Barbie do you think is prettier?" I first asked that question when the blue dress was on the black Barbie. Then I switched the dresses and asked 15 more adults. I did the same with kids.

Barbie picture Results
Dress Color Barbie Color                              
                                 
Adults                                
                                 
blue Black X X X                        
purple White X X X X X X X X X X X X      
                                 
purple Black X X X X X X X X X X          
blue White X X X X X                    
                                 
Kids                                
                                 
blue Black X X X X X X                  
purple White X X X X X X X X X            
                                 
purple Black                              
blue White X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Barbie picture Conclusion
I discovered that most grown-ups liked the lavender dress on the black or white barbie. On the other hand kids mostly liked the white Barbie. Only six kids liked the black Barbie.