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1. Background Research
What does "The quality of air particles" mean to you? It means finding the amount of air particles in any location. And you could find out easily if you wanted to. Air particles are tiny particles that are around you but you really can not see them. The experiment that I am doing is testing the quality of air by measuring the number of air particles from different locations. It is important for all of us to have clean air to breathe, because if we don’t then it will cause us to have bad health issues. A lot of people don’t seem to care about having clean air because if they did, they wouldn’t make better choices. Take for example the people who smoke. That makes the air toxic bad for the people to breathe. Breathing clean air is important for keeping your lungs nice and healthy.
When people smoke they are more likely to suffer from lung disease. Smoke and other atmospheric pollutants can be combined with fog that’s in the air. When people smoke inside or outside the little minute portion, piece, fragment, and tiny or very small particles can form. I think its not good for people to smoke and when they do they smoke goes to their two saclike respiratory organs in the thorax of humans. And also to the higher vertebrates. Even though adults smoke around, some teenagers do too. And if they started at a young age they could be getting what is called asthma. They would have allergic disorder of respiration, characterized by bronchospasm. They would be coughing a lot and feeling of constriction in the chest.

2. Question
Is the air quality better inside my house or outside my house? Are there less particles floating in the air?

3. Hypothesis
There will be more air particles in my backyard and less air particles inside of my house. There are more things in the air outside than inside of a house. A lot of gas and smoke and other things are going around the outside air and not a lot of things go around inside of a house. Also, air filters remove particles from inside air. There might be some air particles inside the house but not as much as the outside!

4. Materials
Vaseline
String
Black Permanent Marker
Milk Carton
Hole Punch
Magnifying Lens

5. Procedure
1. Save a milk carton to use for your experiment. Clean and dry the carton thoroughly before use.
2. Cut the carton into 4 flat pieces by cutting along the side seams of the carton. Cut each side into 3 square pieces, each piece will be approximately 3 inches wide. You will have a total of 12 squares when you are done.
3. Using the hole punch, punch a hole in one corner of each square.
4. Tie a piece of string through the hole to make a loop for hanging the square up, on a tree branch for example.
5. Make a data sheet to record where you place your squares, and what data you later will collect from them.
6. Decide on your 4 locations.
7. Write the name of each location in your data table.
8. Using your black permanent marker, draw a 1 inch by 1 inch box in the center of the white side (what used to be the inside of the carton) of each square.
9. Write the name of the location on the bottom of each square, you will use 3 squares for each location.
10. At each location, find a place to hang up 3 of your collection squares.
11. Before you hang each square up, spread a thin layer of Vaseline in the black box in the center of each square with your finger. Hang up the collection square.
12. Leave your collection squares for 3 to 5 days.
13. After you have waited, it is time to collect your data from the squares.
14. Revisit each location bringing your data table, magnifying glasses and a digital camera.
15. Remove the squares one at a time. Each time, use your magnifying glass to count the number of visible particles you see stuck in the Vaseline inside the boxed area. Write the number in your data table.
16. Proceed to the next square and/or location until you have collected all of your data and filled out your data table.
17. For each location you will have collected 3 sets of data, so you will want to average the data to get a better result. Add together the 3 counts and write the answer in the "TOTAL" box. Then divide this number by 3 and write the answer in the "Average" box.

6. Data

Location: My Room My Living Room Front Porch Back Yard
Square 1 No Particles No Particles No Particles Has Particles
Square 2 No Particles No Particles Has Particles Has Particles
Square 3 No Particles No Particles No Particles Has Particles
Total: 0/3 0/3 1/3 3/3
Average: 0 0 .3 1

 
7. Results
The Results that I got from this experiment is that there are more particles in the air outside of my house. And that there are none inside of my house. My room and my living room is the healthiest inside. My front porch and my backyard is the unhealthiest outside. The backyard had the most air particles because there are a lot of things that go around in the air outside. The room and the living room inside of the house doesn’t have air particles because things don’t really come in and go out from outside. Also, there would be air filters and other things that block the air particles to come in or out.

8. Conclusion
My conclusion is that my results supported my hypothesis because the results that I came up with after I did my experiment was the same as my hypothesis. In my hypothesis I said that there would be more air particles outside of my house and that there would be less inside of my house. My tests showed that there were 30% of particles on front porch and that there were 100% of particles on the back porch. Also, from this experiment that I did was that the air in my backyard is the most unhealthiest. And the air in my room and my living room is the most healthiest and the most cleanest. And, that my front porch is the second healthiest because it didn’t have a lot of air particles around it. Why would you want yourself to get in that situation when you can have a safe and good life? And I think if you would do this experiment in the house of a person that smokes, there would be a lot of air particles to show how the air inside is. And for this the measurement of the pollutant in the air would be a lot, the atmosphere wouldn’t be healthy.

9. Sources
1.) www.google.com
2.) www.dictionary.com
3.) www.sciencebuddies.org


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