Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Introduction to: the Paper Towel Lab and The Form of the Lab Report





Today we were introduced to the upcoming experiment; The Paper Towel Lab. Tomorrow when we actually do the experiment, Mr. Sherman will show us how to do it first then he will split us into groups and let us do the experiment on our own.



Well first let me explain to you what the Paper Towel Lab is. It is when we test to see which brand of paper towels absorb the most water in a period of time, but the catch is we don't know which brand is which so people can't be like: Oh, I use this brand and I just love the way it feels so I'm going to choose this one to put in my hypothesis. We are keeping the paper towel in the water for a minute then take it out with the tongs, hold it there to let the water drip of of the paper towel into the beaker then pour the water that's in the beaker into a graduated cylinder to measure the amount of water that the paper towel didn't absorb then move on to the next brand. You have to do this three times with paper towels A, B, and C. For this experiment the independent variable is the brand of paper towels and the dependent variable is the amount of time in & the amount of water.




For the Lab Report page you have to use these categories and remember them:


purpose-Why are we doing this?


research-What does it look like?Feel?


hypothesis-Educated guess/prediction


procedures-How to do the experiment


results-What happened after/during the experiment?


conclusion-What is the main statement that comes from this experiment?


repeat the work-Do the experiment again to see if the data is accurate.


If you want a copy of the science Lab Report template it is on Blackboard under Science.




That's what we did today in science. if you have any questions, feel free to ask!!






~HEYYitsAGC:P


27 comments:

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Hey great post! You added tons of details!

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

sorry i forgot my name.


icecreamlover

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Great post! It had every little thing in there that we needed to know. I loved how you put the steps in the blog. It says there are two pictures, what is the second one of? Well, see you in class!
~cutiepiexoxo1103

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

HEYYitsAGC: oh i get it now. Thanks for helping me understand that. See you in class!
~cutiepiexoxo1103<3

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

yo that was a great post! if i wasnt there in class i would have learned a lot!


spartanslayer

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Great post!You had a lot of good information.One question that I have is that which brand did you think would obsorb the most water?I think brand A will obsorb the most water.


Grumpyoda

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Grumpyoda:i picked brand B because the design in the paper towel lookeed thick and thick absorbs more water.

~HEYYitsAGC:P

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Great post HEYYitsAGC:P
I liked how you did the great detail. I can't wait to do the experiment with the class tomorrow.
The only thing that i might sugest is that you should right submerge than getting the whole paper towel wet. Which paper towel do you think will do the best? Paper towel a and b have almost the exact same material so it will be hard to determine the brand. Also we don't know but paper towel c may also surprise us. The only other question I had was that do you know if we are going to look at the water that the paper towel didn't absorb in the graduated cylinder or transfer it into another container. I think we will put it in the graduated cylinder, but just wanted to make sure. If anyone knows could you please post it as a comment

Eagerly waiting for my turn to post,
Squidalina

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Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Hey great post HEYYitsAGC! I really like the fact that you added tons of details! I like that you explained what a paper towel lad is to me. Also thanks for reminding me the paper towel lab things to remember. I think you couldn't explained how to write
a lab report paper. It couldn't explain to the people who were absent.

styledancegirl1285

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

styledancegirl1285:I don't understand what you are saying.could you please explain to me??

~HEYYitsAGC:P

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Hey great post HEYitsAGC! I really like the fact that you added tons of
details! i that you explained what a paper towel lab is to me. Also thanks for reminding me the paper towel lab
thing remember. I think you couldn't
explained how to write a lad report
paper. It couldn't explain to the people who were absent.

styledancegirl1285

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Hey great post HEYYitsAGC! I really like the fact that you added tons of details! I like that you explained what a paper towel lad is to me. Also thanks for reminding me the paper towel lab things to remember. I think you couldn't explained how to write
a lab report paper. It couldn't explain to the people who were absent.

styledancegirl1285

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...
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Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Hey great post HEYYitsAGC! I really like the fact that you added tons of details! I like really that you explained what a paper towel lab is me. Also thanks for reminding what to remember for the paper towel lab things. I think you couldn't explained a little bit of how to write a lab report paper. It couldn't given a little bit of a idea how to write a lab report paper to the people who absent.

styledancegirl1285

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

styledancegirl1285:are you saying that my post could have helped people or couldn't have??

~HEYYitsAGC:P

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Nice post HEYYitsAGC. I liked how you put down the 8 steps of the scientific method and great description of the day. I felt like even if i wasn't here, i know exactly what happened. I also liked how you described the meaning of bias.

Fantastic post,
SECRETAGENTBOB

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

hey that was a great post! know I now every little thing about the paper towel lab tommorow but I think you should of explanned what hypothsis was. And great job on listing all the the steps. see you tommorow!

pieceofcheese

Tidles luvs kitties said...

GREAT POST!!!!I LUVED how you used the paper towel picture.You added ALOT of detail!I didn't see anything that was wrong.GREAT JOB HEYYitsAGC:p.That was awesome.I can't wait till it's my turn to post!!!!!I can't wait to do the expieriment.

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Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

hi, nice post today! I liked how you listed out the steps for a lab report. Isn't an attraction to a particular thing a byast?
Also I thought the dependent variable was how much water the towels absorbed? Other than that, i think you did an awesome job!


funkycheese#1

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Also, I am looking forward to posting!





funkycheese#1

AnimeMaster said...

does anyone remember how to link a picture?

redsoxfan102

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

great post...i really liked how you explained all the steps to make a good lab.i thought paper towel A would do the best because it seemed strong and thick. What paper towel did everyone else think would do the best?

Skaterkid13

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Hey great post!!! But, I think you could've added which one is the IV and DV + where the IV and DV go. On he y axis or he x axis. Anyway way to go with all the details.


-Caligirl11

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Awesome post!Udid a grest job posting.I luved how u put up the steps on the blog. u wrote alot 2. how long did it take u?:)

Egerly wating!-Hollistergirl97

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Hey that was a great post you used so much detail and i thought that was the best post so far.




-b1n2c343

Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

i remember how to link a picture redsoxfan102, you have to click the link picture button, save the picture into the desktop, and open it on blogger

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