Title

WATERS Independent Student Projects Lincoln Elementary School

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

This poster is part of the WATERS project funded by the NSF GK-12 program. Students were challenged to work in groups of two to independently investigate a question by following the scientific method. In this project the interaction between material color and stain removal was analyzed. Three white, blue, and red square cloths (6X10in) that were 100% cotton were used. A half a teaspoon of Smuckers blueberry jam was then put uniformly onto the fabric. The cloths were then put into a washer and washed on a warm rinse cycle and then dried for 28 minutes. Once washed, the cloths were compared to a Likert scale to determine how well the stain was removed. White cloth retained the most stain, while the blue cloth retained the least amount of stain. Red cloth retained an intermediate amount of stain. In conclusion, darker colors should be used to prevent stains from permanently damaging clothing material. In the second project, the strength of three different types of tape were determined, including gorilla tape, duct tape, and painters tape. The results showed that gorilla tape was the strongest and longest lasting tape. Painters tape was shown to be the weakest type of tape.

Poster Number

31

Faculty Mentor(s)

Kristina Ernest

Additional Mentoring Department

Biological Sciences

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WATERS Independent Student Projects Lincoln Elementary School

SURC Ballroom A

This poster is part of the WATERS project funded by the NSF GK-12 program. Students were challenged to work in groups of two to independently investigate a question by following the scientific method. In this project the interaction between material color and stain removal was analyzed. Three white, blue, and red square cloths (6X10in) that were 100% cotton were used. A half a teaspoon of Smuckers blueberry jam was then put uniformly onto the fabric. The cloths were then put into a washer and washed on a warm rinse cycle and then dried for 28 minutes. Once washed, the cloths were compared to a Likert scale to determine how well the stain was removed. White cloth retained the most stain, while the blue cloth retained the least amount of stain. Red cloth retained an intermediate amount of stain. In conclusion, darker colors should be used to prevent stains from permanently damaging clothing material. In the second project, the strength of three different types of tape were determined, including gorilla tape, duct tape, and painters tape. The results showed that gorilla tape was the strongest and longest lasting tape. Painters tape was shown to be the weakest type of tape.