We can solve!

Our class took on a challenge and wanted to find out which paper towel worked the best for us to write up for a lab writeup.  We used the blogsite Solve It Your Way.  As small groups, students met with the question and had to come up with a plan on how we should test this question.

We discussed all of our ideas and shared with the class.  We came up with a plan but needed to write our hypothesis.  We found three friends and shared our thoughts.

We tested these types of papertowels.

Students could not wait to get the experiment going.  They got the materials they needed and started to test the products.  Each team was also given an iPad to document their research. 

 

This was just the beginning.  Each student had to fill out a Lab Report using the scientific method to show their findings and results.  Below, are a few great examples from the write ups.

 

Question:

Which paper towel cleans up water the best? -Nicole

 

Hypothesis:

I think Sparkle will work the best because it looks like it will clean up water the best. -Kaylin

I think Sparkle will win, because I think they are softer than the others, and because they look cleaner. -Nevaeh

I think Sparkle will clean up the water the best because the picture is a sparkle house. -Tegan

I think they will all kinda clean the best but I think that Viva will work the best because it looks cleaner.- Rylee

I think Scott is going to win becasue it cleans up tough messes.- Jacob

 

Procedure:

1. Get a paper towel

2. Drop 2 water drops

3. Make sure it’s enough

4. Put paper towel onto the water

5. Wait a moment for the paper towel to get in the water

6. take the paper towel off

–Daniel

 

1. We got a paper towel

2. We dripped some water onto the table

3. We wiped up the water

4. We looked to see how much water it got.

5. We did the same with all five.

–Rylee

 

1. We dropped 1 drop of water

2. Then we dried the drop with the napkin

3. Then we found out witch one did the best

–Andy

 

Results:

I think it is Bounty becasue it did not leave any water and my group thought it was Bounty too.  So we think it is Bounty so Bounty Wins.- Danna

I think Bounty was the best becasue Bounty cleaned up the best at our group and our group did not see a spill. -Zoei

The team and I thought that Bounty did the best becasue it left the least amount of water. -Kaylin

 

Conclusion:

I thought Sparkle would win but I was wrong becasue I tried and tried and tried.  And my teacher told me too. It was Bounty that won. -Stephanie

I thought Sparkle would win but Bounty won. -Gus

I thought Sparkle was going to win but it didn’t win.  So I choose Scott, it worked. -Joseph

I thought Scott will do the best because I didn’t know that it was the worst, but actually Bounty did the best. -Daniel

 

Our amazing groups…

2013-11-20 13.55.45 2013-11-20 13.58.07 2013-11-20 13.55.01 2013-11-20 13.57.06