Our Science Notebook should be clear and should give
a person reading your book a good idea of the
experiment you were working on.
Problem: Which side of a penny will hold the most water, heads or tails?
Hypothesis: (my opinion) Heads seems to have less STUFF on it. More water can
probably fill that side.
Materials : water
Equipment: pennies, tray, sponge, dropper, desk, cup
step 1) Put dropper into a cup of water and squeeze the air out. Water will fill the
step 2) Put a penny on a tray and hold a ruler next to it.
step 3) Hold a dropper at the desired height of 1 inch
step 4) Squeeze dropper letting drops of water fall on the penny.
step 5) Count how many drops fit on the penny before it overflows. (this is my)
step 6) Dry penny and repeat steps for the next trial.
step 7) Now turn the penny over to the other side and repeat all the steps, drying the
penny between trials.
Results: (these are sample results)
Side guess 1 2 3 A
Heads 11 12 15 9 12
Tails 5 2 4 0 2
Conclusion: (why your results are the way they are)
Heads seems to be able to hold more water. I feel this is due to the fact that there
are less things sticking up on the heads side of the penny.
Variables: (things that cause changes)
Someone hit my arm, there was splashing, the eyedroppers were different sizes,
people were fooling around at my table, sometimes the penny that I needed was not
in the box.
Notebook write-up using the scientific method