Paper Towel Absorbency
By: Skylar Crooker
The purpose of this experiment is to find out which brand of paper towels absorbs more water.
My hypothesis is that the paper towel brand Sparkle will clean up the mess faster and better because it has pockets on it and when you wipe it up I think that the water will go up in the pockets.
3 different brands of Paper towels: Sparkle, Bounty, & Target brand
A graduated cylinder
IV: Brand of Paper Towel
DV: How much water the paper towel absorbs
CV: Amount of Water in beaker & time paper towel left in water
Fill the beaker up with exactly 200 ml of water.
Take a sheet of the first brand of towel.
Fold and insert into the water. As you dip the towel into the water, start the stopwatch.
After 20 seconds, remove the towel from the beaker and squeeze as much water as you can out of the towel into the graduated cylinder using the funnel. Make a note of the volume extracted.
Repeat steps #1-4 2 more times.
- Repeat steps #1-5 with other 2 brands of paper towel.
Kelly AdkinsMrs. Soden