9.1 Comparing solid pollutants in the air of different environment
Problem statement:How to compare solid pollutants in the air of different environment?Hypothesis: The higher the level of pollution in the environment the more the amount of solid pollutants.Variables:Manipulated – Air from different environmentsResponding – Amount of solid pollutantsConstant – TimeMaterials and apparatus:Cellophane tape, slides, Petri dish and microscopeProcedure:(P1)1.Prepare and label five slides A, B, C, D and E. (P1)2.Stick a piece of cellophane tape with the sticky surface facing outward oneach slide. (P1)3.Place the slides at five different spots in five types of environment.a)Slide A – in a close Petri dishb)Slide B – attach to a lamp post in a car parkc)Slide C – in an open fieldd)Slide D – in a classroome)Slide E – in an air-conditioned room (P4)4.Left all the slides undisturbed for a week. (P2)5.Collect all the slides after one week and view each slides under amicroscope using low power. (P3)6.Record the observation.
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