Monday, August 22, 2011

Air Pollution Experiment

Part I: Sunday, August 21, 2011

Me putting petroleum jelly on a plate.

Were the plate is going to stay for a week.

Another Picture.

the busy place were my play is going to collect all the bad stuff.

A train.

The next plate is going in my back yard.


Part II: Sunday, August 28, 2011

All the dirt and gas fumes in this one.

Seeing more closely.

Counting the partucauls in each square.

The much cleaner plate from our back yard.

Counting the squares like the other one.


1. The average number of particulates in Urban Environment = 22
The average number of particulates in Non-urban Environment = 8

2. The particulates on the two collectors suggest that the level of air pollution in each environment is greater in an urban environment and is made of different things -- soot and dirt in urban, bugs and plants in non-urban.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Environmental Science Merit Badge -- Field Study II, Part 1

Field Study II, Part 1 -- Cottonwood Grove

August 3, 2011 -- 2:20-2:50 pm

High summer, clear, sunny, hot -- 81`F

Light breeze.

Dry, hard soil; kaleetchy dust

7 tall cottonwood trees, oak saplings, ivy, moss, thornberry plants, clumps of tall, sharp grass, horsetails.

The stakes to mark out the plot..

Close up plot.

Some weeds growing.

Cotton wood cotton.

A Hobo spider.

A web.

Some more sticky web.

Cotton wood trees, looking up.


Horsetail grass.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Family Life Merit Badge -- Bird Feeder Part 6

Bird feeder in use. Click on photo to enlarge and see detail. The bird is on the right corner of the feeder.

Environmental Science Merit Badge -- Field Study I, Part 1

Field Study I, Part 1 -- Undeveloped Urban Plot

August 1, 2011 -- 1:50-2:20 pm

High summer, clear, sunny, hot -- 80`F

Light breeze.

Loamy soil, weedy, wildflowers.

Plot marked with stakes.

The plot in summer with plants.

A bug eye view of all the plants.

Same here.

Some tall grass in the plot.

I could hear a wood pecker pecking in a near by tree.

A high-speed movement photo of a bee.

Bee at flower.

Some wild flowers in the plot.



Same flower.

Borage in foreground.