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Comparing the Water Absorbency Rate of Different Paper Towel Brands

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Your hypothesis can be an educated guess based on personal experience or advertising. For instance, if one brand of paper towel advertises itself as the strongest, your hypothesis could read, "Brand X is the strongest wet paper towel. Create a backboard that has some examples of the paper towels, pictures from the experiment, and the most important parts of the report, like hypothesis, conclusion, and important data, such as the number of quarters each brand handled.

Your chart will work well here. Use this backboard as a visual aid when describing your project. This article was written by the Sciencing team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information.

To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about Sciencing, contact us here. Pull a sheet off each paper towel roll. Cut all of the sheets down to the same size. Things Needed paper towel brands Jar of quarters or pennies Bowl Teaspoon Eye dropper Scissors 2 friends, classmates or family members.

References Fun with Science: Paper Towel Testing Science Buddies: Science Fair Project Question. Depending on which text editor you're pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name. Cool 8th Grade Science Experiments.

Get about 20 quarters and all 4 brands of paper towels 2. Start with Bounty and fold it hot dog style 3. Put 1 tablespoon of water on the towel 4. Take 1 quarter place on towel, pick up towel and fold so no openings and shake towel about 10 times 5.

If towel does no rip add one more quarter 6. Repeat step 5 until towel rips 7. Repeat steps with other brands Safety Do not eat anything that is being tested, make sure the surface is clean before testing absorbency, no spills on the floor so you don't break your leg.

Do not lick the quarters, or throw them. Strength test results Grading scale: We think this because as we researched about Bounty we saw that they had changed their design of their towel and made it thicker and stronger and it worked. Brawny was the runner up, not far from Bounty. It was the thickest of all towels. It was most absorbent, we think because of its how thick the towel is. Essentials Everyday came in third. It wasn't bad or good. It preformed exceptionally well on all tests.

Shoppers value was the worst. It did not preform well in any test except for the oil test. We think this because it is a very thin towel, made out of cheap materials. Conclusion The outcome of the experiment was that Bounty preformed the best and Shoppers Value preformed the worst. The purpose was to find the best towel that was both absorbent and strong. Our hypothesis was Bounty will do the best in both tests, it will absorband clean the best, and will be the strongest paper towel.

Brawny will do exceptionally well at all tests, and will have even scoring. Essentials Everyday and Shoppers Value will both be the worst, and not do well in any test. Our hypothesis was almost spot on. The only thing is that Brawny was a close runner up, and Essentials everyday did exceptionally well. What we found interesting was the Shoppers value did pretty in absorbing the oil. It was also weird that Bounty didn't do very well in absorbing the maple syrup.

Some sources of error, could've been that our measuring was off, our surface wasn't clean enough, we didn't shake our towel enough or too much for the strength test. The point is if you would like a towel to do the job you want get Bounty! If you would like to save money and do an exceptional job get Essentials Everyday. More presentations by Linda Owl Cell Project.

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We hope you and your child will have fun and learn something new with these science fair project ideas! For other great paper towel experiment ideas, check out your local museums or libraries. Providing, of course, time permits. If you want to do a science fair project about paper towels, one that centers on testing their strength when wet is a relatively easy way to go. Create a chart for measuring the results of your experiment.

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Aug 24,  · Paper Towel Science Project: Capillarity. Science Project. Paper Towel Science Project: Capillarity Paper towels are permeable and porous, meaning that they contain small spaces that both liquid and air may pass through. provides the Science Fair Project Ideas for informational purposes /5(). CMS Science Fair. Navigation. Science Home. CMS Science Fair. Due Dates. Project ideas. Experiment Plan. Paper Towel Strength. Hypothesis: I think that bouncy brand paper towels will be the strongest because it is advertised to be the strongest and from personal experiences.