Scientific Inquiry

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Scientific Inquiry
Javier Bryon
AIU Online

Abstract
By using the controlled experimental method we can prove or disprove hypothesis in question. During the experiment we can come to a conclusion on whether further experimentation is needed or other hypothesis need to be implemented to solve a question.

Introduction Blue porch ceilings are quite prevalent along the east coast, there are many theories as to why, from keeping evil spirits out of the home to fooling spiders and wasps into thinking that the ceilings are actually the sky. Many old houses around the Victorian and Colonial era bear this color in their porches due to the popularity at the time, but even now the popularity of the color is prevalent. Besides keeping evil spirits from entering the homes and fooling bugs, the blue ceiling reminds the owners of the blue skies even on cloudy days.
Hypothesis
The blue paint used in the painting of porches of the Victorian and Colonial homes contains an ingredient that repels insects, a natural insecticide used in the popular paint color.
Prediction
If there is an ingredient that naturally repels insects in the blue paint then the results should be obvious. Painting two porches ceilings one with blue paint and another one with white paint should demonstrate that the one with blue paint is bug free during the time of the experiment.
Controlled Experimental Method First three enclosures were built; enclosure number one ceiling is painted sky blue. Enclosure number two ceiling was painted with the same type of paint only white color. Enclosure number three was left unpainted. Then thirty wasps were collected and divided equally in the enclosures. Lastly the experiment will be repeated with spiders and mud daubers to ensure the accuracy of the experiment. The observation period will be four weeks for all species.
Results
During the experiment the…...

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