Saturday, October 19, 2013

Alex's Science Project - Experiment I



Song:  The Cello Song

Artists:  The Piano Guys




This is Alex's first experimental phase of his Science project
(yes...our laboratory is the coffee table  :)

This is NOT his science project...
it is merely a preliminary step into finding the most advantageous
solution to use for the actual construction of his project.

An integral portion of his project is the type of solution used
to achieve the greatest amount of water tension without significant disadvantages 
manifesting themselves in the project as time goes on.


He first had to quantify certain tap water qualities at a set temperature...
such as Total Dissolved Solids...


pH levels...


Water Tension as demonstrated in Capillary Draw Height...


as measured in hundredths of a millimeter.


He then determined the change in water tension strength in a salt water solution
using the same amount of water and by increasing the amount of salt as measured
on a milligram scale in approximately 1g increments and measuring the 
Capillary Draw Height for each increment of salt added until total salt saturation
of the water was achieved for 72 degree water.





Alex then did a Capillary Draw Height test for a solution known to 
decrease Water Tension...dishwashing liquid in solution.


Alex then did an experiment with a 5% acid solution of White Vinegar.


He then measured its pH and did a Capillary Draw Height test.


For his final experiment...
he used a pro-strength Liquid Plumr Alkaline solution...
determined its pH and did a Capillary Draw Height test.

He had noted all of his results...
and he is set to complete his second phase of experimentation
on the physical materials, and their correct physical configurations...
to be used in his actual science project...
to effect the greatest results.

As I had said before...
the actual project I will not specify until he has already submitted it to
the Science Fair.

Again...
this is just phase 1 of a total of 3 phases of experimentation for his project.

His project's goal is to demonstrate how something...
normally thought to be impossible...may be achieved...
using correct engineering, and the proper use of the principles of Physics.


Tomorrow, Alex will experiment with three different materials...
and a multitude of physical configurations, to test their ability to
create the greatest disparity of total Adhesive Molecular Attractive forces
in the science project.











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