Urtica Project

What does it consist of?



Do you believe all the urban legends? For example, a nettle sting will not sting you if you stop breathing, right or wrong? With this citizen science project we are trying to show if this myth is true, or not.

Looking for information about this myth on the internet, we found that in the program “Myth hunters” they did an experiment to check if this fact is true. The result was negative, which means that not all urban legends are true.
In addition we found an experiment of the Moncho Valcarce Institute in which they studied if this myth was true, the conclusion was the same as in the program “Hunters of myths”: negative.

Join us

To participate in this project you will have to follow the following steps:

1. Download our EpiCollect+ Beta application here:

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Go to the application, click on the menu button and select “Load Project”

The “Load Project” dialog box will appear. Now enter the name of our project “Nettle” (Shift included). Once selected you can enter the data.

2. To carry out the experience, place a CD on the inside of the arm and pinch yourself in the central hole with a nettle breathing and, after two minutes, measure the size of the sting.

3. With the same crayon in the central hole with a nettle holding your breath and, after two minutes, measure the size of the bite.

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Enter the data in our application and click on confirm.

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4. Tell us if it stings or not without breathing.

5. Send us a picture of the stinging nettle leaf, so we can distinguish between the Urtica dioica and the Urtica urens, because: they have a different shape and one pike more than the other.

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6.To send us the results do not forget to mark “Tap to Store Entry”, mark “Return to Entry”, when you have an Internet connection enter “List / Synch Entries” and finally send us your data by pressing “Tap to Synchronize Entries”.

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If you have any problem contact us in our email: clubciencia@iesdavidbujan.com

Our Team

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Name: Noa Viñas

Age: 14

Contribution to the project: Creator of the application.

Name: Noemí Vizcaino

Age: 14

Contribution to the project: Creator of the application.