King Mike's Results

Results:
(Graph and data table separate) On Mike’s first test, working with Josh, they measured 5 grams of baking soda, and 55 grams of vinegar. This got them to the height of 61.5 centimeters.They did this because the scale would not measure in decimals. Mathematically, they would have made the test 4.8 grams of baking soda, and 55.2 grams of vinegar; this is what their mathematics came out as. On their second test, they measured 4 grams of baking soda, and 56 grams of vinegar. This was a fairly close, but random ratio of baking soda to vinegar. This test got them to 60.5 centimeters.
Discussion:
I know that my height is the best height because I used mathematical calculations. It came out as 4.8 grams of baking soda and 55.2 grams of vinegar. I believe this also because I tested it. I compared it to Corey and Cairo’s test, and mine came out highest. Some sources of error would definitely be that the scale couldn’t measure decimals, so the most accurate test we could do was 55 grams of vinegar to 5 grams of baking soda. I also might’ve tipped the bottle. If I were to experiment again, I would get a scale that measures decimals, so the test will be more accurate. I learned that mixing a base and an acid will create a reaction. I will use the mathematical skills in the near future, because there will probably be a math segment on it, so when it is, I’ll be ahead of the class. I’ll use the chemical reactions lab research in the future, if I’m going to be a scientist, or, not even. In UCLA or BC (the colleges I would want to go to) will have this stuff. High school will, too.

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