Grand Award

1st Place

Waiting for the Floods

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Catherine Sztan

Pamela Tinley

"My science project is about testing absorbent matter to see which type of matter would perform the best during severe weather and natural disasters. For the science experiment I chose 4 materials to test: cat litter, sand, soil, and mulch. I wrapped each of my materials in 6X6 cotton bags and 6X6 burlap bags. I measured how much runoff water went through each bag in one minute, to test the absorbency. My hypothesis is that the sand contained inside the burlap bag will be the most effective in absorbing the flood water. "

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