Experiment: Which Brand of Paper Towel is Most Absorbent?

Topics: Ice, Absorption, Digestion Pages: 4 (516 words) Published: March 16, 2013
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Which brand of paper towel is most absorbent?

Aim:
The aim of this experiment is to see which brand of paper towel absorbs the most water out of a 200mL beaker.

Hypothesis:
In this experiment my reasearch has shown that Kleenex Viva would be most likely to absorb the most water as to the amount that the Woolworths homebrand would because of its thickness and the texture of the paper.

Variables:
|Independent variable |The independent variable is the brands of paper towel being used. | |Dependent variable |The dependent variable is the amount of water each brand of paper towel absorbed. | |Controlled variable |The liquid being absorbed (water) and the amount of water originally in the beaker are the controlled | | |variables. |

Safety:
|Hazard |Precaution | | | | | | | | | |

Equipment:
In this is experiment I will need the following equipment;
A beaker filled with exactly 200 mL of water
Stopwatch
4 different brands of paper towel
Results table

Method:
Fill the beaker up with exactly 200mL of water.
Take a sheet (15cm x 15cm) of the first brand of paper towel. Fold and insert into the water. As you dip the towel into the water,...
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