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# Which Paper Towel Works Best

• Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 08:08 AM
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When you come to the paper towel aisle in the grocery store do you ever get frustrated and annoyed by all the brands to choose from?   Every brand is telling you that they are the strongest and that their brand will absorb the fastest.   Have you ever actually taken the time to figure out which brand is indomitable and absorbs the quickest?   Well today I will fill you in on this mysterious secret and tell you not only which brand is not lying to you but also which brand you are getting your money’s worth and if paying that extra dollar is worth the name brand!

I think that the most expensive paper towel will be the strongest based on an ice cube suspended over a paper towel over a bowl held by a rubber band.

The materials that I used in this experiment were six different bands of paper towels;   Scott, Giant Eagles “Clean and Tuff”, So- Dri, Brawny, Viva, and Bounty.   I also used twelve 88.7 milliliter dixie cups, 50 milliliters of red colored water and a freezer holding the temperature of a negative twenty degrees Celsius.   In addition I used a plastic bowl with the dimension of 18 by18 millimeters.   And finally I had a piece of elastic string.

The procedure for my experiment was not too difficult it just took quite a bit of time.   I started with a paper towel, an 18 by 18-millimeter bowl and a rubber band.   I also had twelve 88.7-milliliter dixie cups filled with 50 milliliters of frozen, red colored water.   The first step in this experiment was to fit the paper towel over the bowel with the rubber band holding the paper towel in place.   Next I took my frozen red water out of the dixie cups and placed it in the center of the paper towel.   After that I waited until the entire ice cube melted.   This took about two hours or so.   Now that the ice had all melted and absorbed into the paper towel I could see that the ice cube had either broke through the paper towel, absorbed fully into the paper towel or leaked though in some spots.   When I...