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5-CH14

Does water really conduct electricity?

Chemical and Material Sciences
Colton Irby

Grade:
5
Teacher:
Andrea Garbutt

"My science fair project was to see if water really conducts electricity. The reason I wanted to do this test to see if it was really safe to swim to swim when lightning is around. I also wanted to test different types of waters to see if they would also conduct electricity. The different types of water were distilled water, salt water, sugar water, pool water. I thought sugar water wouldn’t work because the current will slow it down and my test was right. Distilled water would have electricity because it was plan and my test showed that I was wrong. Salt water would have electricity because the salt has chemicals in it and my test showed that I was correct. Pool water would have electricity because it has chlorine inside but my test showed I was correct. First we got a battery we attached the copper wire to the positive side of the battery we attached the alligator clip to the light bulb then we put the copper wire and the alligator clip and put them in all our different waters. The sugar and distilled water didn’t turn the light on because it didn’t have any free ions. The salt pool water did turn the light on because they have free ions. "


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