Paper Towel Absorbency Experiment
Data collection is a very important component of the experiment. I began the experiment by pouring the water into a liquid measuring cup. I chose to measure the water in milliliters to obtain the most accurate measurement of data. I cut all of the paper towels down to the size of the smallest towel. I started my stopwatch as I submerged the paper towel into the water. At 20 seconds, I removed the towel from the water and transferred it into another liquid measuring cup. I made sure to not squeeze the paper towels when I removed them from the measuring cup that contained the water. I made sure to conduct my experiments on a flat level surface so I would get an accurate reading on the measuring cup containing the absorbed water. I recorded the data in a table to keep my data organized and it made my data easier to graph. I than made a bar graph to show the amount of water absorbed by each paper towel in each experiment.
From the data collected in this experiment, Bounty is the most absorbent brand of paper towels. There is 1 more square foot of product on a Bounty roll than the Viva roll and 8 more square feet of product on the Bounty roll than the