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1 Fire Up the Old Honker! By: Cole Slupski

2 Problem Does gender affect the sense to smell common household items? Does gender affect the sense to smell common household items?

3 Introduction Have you ever smelled something that you know what it is but you cant name it? I have too, everyone has. I want to find out if girls can tell the smell better than boys. Have you ever smelled something that you know what it is but you cant name it? I have too, everyone has. I want to find out if girls can tell the smell better than boys.

4 Hypothesis I predict that girls will smell the products better. I predict that girls will smell the products better.

5 Materials Rubbing Alcohol Rubbing Alcohol Vinegar Vinegar Mustard Mustard Pickles Pickles Coffee Coffee Tobasco Sauce Tobasco Sauce Onion Onion BBQ Sauce BBQ Sauce Cotton Balls Cotton Balls

6 Procedure Gather all materials. Gather all materials. Take common household items such as cleaners, foods, or fresheners, and put them on a cotton ball. Take common household items such as cleaners, foods, or fresheners, and put them on a cotton ball. Test subjects blindfolded. Test subjects blindfolded. Record all results. Record all results.

7 Variables Independent: Subjects gender Independent: Subjects gender Dependent: Results of identifying the smells Dependent: Results of identifying the smells Controlled: The subject can smell as much as they need to. All of the same smells will be used as well. Controlled: The subject can smell as much as they need to. All of the same smells will be used as well.

8 Results Girls 4.4:8 or 55% Girls 4.4:8 or 55% Boys 3.8: 8 or 47.5% Boys 3.8: 8 or 47.5% My hypothesis was correct according to the results. My hypothesis was correct according to the results.

9 Major observations The substances changed smell after sitting for a few days. A lot of people knew the smells but couldnt name them. The substances changed smell after sitting for a few days. A lot of people knew the smells but couldnt name them.

10 Possible Causes of Error Someone could have stated one of the products. Someone could have peeked. People could have been sick and their nose could have been plugged. Someone could have stated one of the products. Someone could have peeked. People could have been sick and their nose could have been plugged.

11 Acknowledgements Scott Dellinger Scott Dellinger Brian Walker Brian Walker Jordan Proffit Jordan Proffit Collin Anderson Collin Anderson Cameron Fair Cameron Fair Rachel Vessey Rachel Vessey Chelsey Riffel Chelsey Riffel Andi Dowell Andi Dowell Sarah Wheeler Sarah Wheeler Julia Ferguson Julia Ferguson Dillons Dillons

12 Citations k.html k.html k.html k.html

13 Time spent 11/10/10 1 hr. 11/10/10 1 hr. 11/15/10 30 min. 11/15/10 30 min. 11/16/10 45 min. 11/16/10 45 min. Total: 2 ½ hrs. Total: 2 ½ hrs.


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