Your writeup today should include a summary of your research project. Included below are the aspects of your lab that should be included in your post.
Title (The Effect of _______ on _______)
Testable Question: How does _________ affect _______?
Procedure: Your procedure needs to specifically state how you set your lab up. Remember, this needs to be set up so that anyone (even someone in China) could follow your procedure and replicate your results. Be sure to include amounts, your independent variable, dependent variable, and constants.
Data Table - Create this in Excel - We will take a screen shot of it, and we will also use the data to create a graph to accompany your results.
Results analysis: What does your data tell you? Does it support or refute your hypothesis? How do you know? What other studies could you do instead? What is a possible source of error?
The Effect of Color on Roly Poly Behavior
How does different shades of color affect where the roly poly will end up?
If the roly poly keeps going to the same color or a similar color then it prefers to go to that shade of color.
Materials- 5-Roly Polies
Collect 5 roly polies. Cut a color wheel out to fit inside of the petri dish. Place the roly polies in the middle of the color wheel on the white area. Record the data. Allow 3 minutes for experiment. Count how many roly polies to move to a certain color every 30 seconds. Mark how many roly polies go to each color. For the second test pick the two colors that had the greatest amount of roly polies after the first test. Cut the pieces of paper place them in the choice chamber. Put the roly polies in the middle give them 30 seconds and let them choose a color. Then repeat 3 times.
Analysis- After the first test the two main colors that the roly polies went to was green and orange. In our second test we just placed the two colors on opposite sides and let the roly polies in the middle and let them choose which they liked better. In the end they picked green more then they picked the orange. The results supports our hypothesis of if they keep going to a certain color then they prefer it. Some other studies we could have done were wet and dry environment and different smells. A possible source of error could have been not having enough roly polies and not having accurate results from our experiment.
Sterling Parsons, Caleb Wacker, Erin Riddle, Alex Arevalo, Sydney Wilkinson
The Effect of Hand-Sanitizer Scent on Roly Poly Behavior
How does the scent of hand-sanitizer effect the behavior of a roly poly.
If two different hand-sanitizers are used, then the roly poly will be attracted to the more natural smelling one, because they are used to being around natural smelling environments.
-9 roly polies
-two paper towels
-two diffenent scented hand-sanitizers(have to be same brand)
-pencil and paper
1. Gather all materials
2. Put paper towels inside each side of petridish
3. Put a t-spoon of one sanitizer on one side of petridish
4. Put a t-spoon of other sanitizer on other side of petridish
5. Place three roly polies in the middle
6. Time them for two minutes and see which sanitizer attracts them
7. Record data
8. Repeat steps 5-7 two more times (using two different roly polies the other times)
The data states that the hypothesis, if two different hand-sanitizers are used, then the roly poly will be attracted to the more natural smelling one, because they are used to being around natural smelling environments, was supported. The chart and graph below show that the natural smelling scent attracted every one of the nine roly polies. Another way this could be tested is by using the same scent of sanitizer, but different brand. The natural sanitizer could be used, but different brands, that would make it more interesting considering every roly poly went to that side of the petridish within a two minute time period.
The effect of the environment on the roly-poly
How does the influence of different environment change the reaction of the roly-polys?
If we add extra items smell, rocks, of sand on one side and a control environment and place the roly poly in the center then the roly will choose a side that it likes more.
For this lab we used several items such as:
Dirt sand 2-environment container pen paper prop recording
1. Get 8 rolly pollys
2. Get 1 duel container
3. Get other equipment
4. Get the environments together dirt, rock, sand, paper, clear
5. Place rollys in middle
6. Record info
This tells me that the rolly likes the softer areas. we were right they did choose the side they liked more. because they were consistently choosing the softer one. we could do this based on smell. not using enough bugs, using more rolly would make it more provable.
*The effect of different colored construction paper on rolly polly behavior.
*How does different colored construction paper effect rollie pollie behavior.
*If the rollie pollies are exposed to red, blue, and black construction paper, more of them will go on the black paper because it's darker & less frightening.
container, red construction paper, blue construction paper, black construction paper, rollie pollies, pencil, notebook.
1)Get supplies.1 container, 1 red construction paper, 1 blue construction paper, 1 black construction paper, 10 rollie pollies, a pencil, and notebook.
2)Set up experiment.in the container put half equal amounts of the red and half of the blue paper.Leave strip open in the middle.Then put the 10 rollie pollies in the middle of the strip and observe and record their reactions and which color they prefer. For 3 minutes each trials.
*Independent variable=The different colors.
*Dependent variable=How they act (behaviors)
*Constants=The rollie pollies, the container, and the red paper.
*Our data tells us that red attracted the most rollie pollies. It refutes our hypothesis, because there weren't more on the black construction paper. The other studies we could do instead are seeing if different scents effect rollie pollie behavior. A possible source of error would be that we didn't do enough trials.
Group members: Kay, Lani, Bishop, Kain, Devin
The Effect of Light on Rolly Polly Behavior
How does light effect the behavior of rolly pollies?
If light effects the movement of the rolly pollies, then they will prefer light over darkness.
-double choice chamber
-piece of paper (to cover one choice chamber)
-5 rolly pollies
1) set up double choice chamber
2) cut a large circle in the paper. cut a straight line from the edge of the circle to the center of it. fold the circle over itself so that it creates a cone shape. (Yours should be shorter than this one.) tape the edges down.
3) place your cone over one side of the choice chamber. turn on the light, and shine it into the other chamber. (Make sure the light is close enough to the chamber that not much of it will get into the other chamber.)
4) place rolly pollies in the center, between the two chambers.
5) after about 30 seconds, count the number of rolly pollies in each chamber, and record your data in your data table.
6) repeat steps four and five three times
The results of our data tell us that rolly pollies tend to prefer dark places over brighter ones. We know that this information was not consistant with our hypothesis because we believed that they would prefer lighter places more than darker ones. the results show just the opposite. A study that we could do instead would be to see how different types of light would effect their behavior. For instance: UV light vs. a regular lightbulb. A possible sourche of error could be that some of the light from the flashlight may have shown into the other choice chamber. Also, we used our hands to try to make the dark chamber darker, but our body heat may have also made it warmer.
The effect of roly poly's on environment. Randy Armstrong, Amber Boller, John Beamon
How do roly poly's react when their environment is changed.
If a roly poly has a choice to be in either a dirt environment or a sand environment then it would choose dirt.
-Dirt, Sand, Choice Chamber, Timer, roly poly's (4) Paper and Pencil
1. Gather materials.
2. Put dirt one on side of choice chamber and sand on the other side.
3. Place the roly poly's in the center.
4. Time each roly poly's reaction in 30 seconds, 1 minute, and 1 minute & 30 seconds.
5. Record each reaction.
By: Alyssa, kendra, and nick
The Effect Of Scent Choice On Rolly Polly Behavior
Testable Question: the effect of scent choice on rolly polly behaviour
Hypothesis:If you expose roly polies to different scents, there will be no choice prefrence
1. Salsa (tostitos)
2. Que tips
3. Paper towels
4. Choice Chamber
5. 9 Rolly Polly.
1. Get materials
2. Cut your paper towel into two circles that fit in the choice chamber, circles.
3. Place the salsa on one paper towel and leave the other one constant.
4. Spread the salas onto the towel with the que tips, making sure the salsa is soaked into the towel.
5. Place each towel at opposite ends of the choice chamber.
6. Pick out your 9 rolly pollys, and put them in the center of your choice chamber.
7. Observe your rolly pollys to see which towel they go to.(give them 2 minutes each trial)
8. Take a count to see which towel the rolly pollys are attracted to the most, the salsa, the constant, and the middle.
9. Take a count of each side, and the middle.
10. Write down your observation.
11. On Trial 2, switch the sides the towels are on, and put the rolly pollys back in.
12. Observe, and write it down. Take a count to see which side the rolly pollys are attracted to the most, the salsa, the constant, or the middle.
13. Write the observations in a chart
Analysis: The rolly pollys didnt have a choice prefrence
The Effect of Color Choice on Rollie Pollie Preference
Testable Question: How does color effect preference?
Hypothesis: If we give rollie pollies a choice of color on a tertiary color wheel, then the rollie pollies will go to a color randomly.
Independent Variable: Color
Dependent Variable: Preference of color (rollie pollie populations)
Constants: Rollie pollies, chamber, color wheel, timer, Q-tip, timed trials
Materials: 10 rollie pollies, chamber, color wheel, Q-tip, Timer
1) Gather 10 rollie pollies, color wheel, and chamber
2) Cut the color wheel so that it will fit snuggly inside the diameter of the chamber
3) Place 10 rollie pollies in the white center of the color wheel using the Q-tip
4) After 30 seconds, record the population of rollie pollies per color
5) After 30 more seconds repeat step 4 and return the rollie pollies to the white center again using the Q-tip
6) Repeat steps 3-5 for two more trials
Our hypothesis was correct. When given a choice of color on a tertiary color wheel, the rollie pollies will go to a color randomly. At first it appeared that the rollies pollies had a preference for red-orange and blue-green, but after examining the data we have found that those results were solely by chance, the rollie pollies showed no preference to these colors otherwise. In fact, the rollie pollies showed no preference to any of the colors in the wheel. Of course, there was room for error in this experiment. Lacking a proper timer, the trials were timed based on the team counting to 30, or to 60 seconds. This means that the execution of the experiment, and the trials, were not as uniform as we would have liked.
Further Studies: The Effect of Scent on Preference? The Effect of Different Environments on Preference?
Created By: Marissa Dasta and Harry Christianson
Title: The effect of light and dark on r
ollie pollie behavior.
Question: How does light and dark effect rollie pollie behavior?
Hypothesis: If there is light and dark then which one will a rollie pollie choose?
Materials: 1) 10 rollie pollies
2) flash light
3) construction paper
4) choice chamber
Procedure: 1) Get materials.
2) Cut slit in construction paper to fit over the middle of choice chamber.
3) Put rollie pollies in the middle of the choice chamber
4) Put construction paper over the middle
5) Put flash light on one side and make sure that the other is dark
6) Time it and count how many rollie pollies on each side for three trials first for 40, second 50, and the third trial was for 60 seconds
Conclusion: How does light and dark affect rolie polie behavior? When the rolie polies were given the choice over light and dark, they mostly chose the light. The most rolie polies that chose light was 8/10 during the 50 seconds. The other trials during 40 and 60 seconds the rolie polies split, half choosing light and half choosing dark. This concludes that the rolie polies would rather be in light, than dark.
Kaelynn, Trenton, Kally, Colten
THE EFFECT OF SMELL ON ROLLIE POLLIE’S PREFERENCE
*PROCEDURE: First you get two choice chambers, then you get two teaspoons of soil for both sides of the two choice chambers, next spray three squirts of each perfume (Japanese cherry blossom, & warm vanilla sugar from bath & body works) about two inches away on one side of the two choice chambers, then you get six rollie pollie’s and place three in the middle of each choice chamber, after that you start the timer for 1 minute and 30 seconds, and record which side they are on repeat two times and end at 4 minutes and 30 seconds
*Hypothesis: Caitlyn: If different body sprays are changed then, the rollie pollies will not react to the different scent’s.
Laura and Hannah: If different body sprays are changed then, the rollie pollies will react to the different scents.
*CONCLUSION:In the experiment the rollie pollies did not react to the different scents. Caitlyn’s hypothesis was supported and Laura and Hannah’s were not supported. We believe that this is because the vanilla and the cherry blossom are not the scents that are in their everyday environment.
Laura,caitlyn, and hannah
The Effect of Light on Roly Poly Behavior
How Does Color of Light Affect Roly Poly Behavior?
If the color of light is changed, then it will roly poly behavior.
The materials we needed are: orange light, black light, lamps, paper graph, computer, timer, 6 roly polys
By: Colton Anderson, Holly Erb, Colt Kirschner
Independent Variable-Color of Light
Dependent Variable-Roly Poly's
1) Gather all materials
2) Set up one lamp with orange bulb in it, set up the other lamp with black bulb in it.
3) Lay the clean choice chamber on table and set one lamp on each side of choice chamber.
4) Get the six rolly polys and set them in the middle of the choice chamber.
5) Put a piece of paper in the middle to divide the light.
6)Turn on the lamps.
7)Record the data on spread sheet.
Conclusion-With both lights turned on, we discovered that the roly polys mainly go to the black light. In the second trial, however, some moved from there into the orange light. In the black light, the roly polys rolled over on their backs and fought with each other. So, the light does affect their behavior.