Title page. (project name, members, grade)
Abstract. An abstract is an abbreviated version of your final report.
This experiment will explore if different energy drinks have different amounts of electrical energy.
Will different energy drinks power batteries with different levels of electricity?
Background research. This is the Research paper you wrote before you started your experiment.
· Energy drinks in different flavors and brands
· Copper wire with insulation removed
· Zinc nail
· Voltmeter (find them at any hardware store)
1. Create a chart in your journal with the ingredients of each energy drink, noting any major differences.
2. Fill the jar with water, and then clip one lead of the voltmeter to the wire and the other lead to the nail.
3. Stick both the wire and nail into the jar, making sure they don’t touch.
4. Record the reading on the voltmeter.
5. Dump out the water, clean the jar and lightly sand and clean the wire and nail.
6. Repeat steps 2 to 4 with each different energy drinks, and record your observations in your journal.
7. Now it’s time to analyze your data. Which energy drink was the most electrically charged? Does there appear to be an ingredient that makes some drinks measure higher in charge than others? Could they affect humans?
Data analysis and discussion. This section is a summary of what you found out in your experiment, focusing on your observations, data table, and graph(s), which should be included at this location in the report.
Ideas for future research. Some science fairs want you to discuss what additional research you might want to do based on what you learned.
Acknowledgments. This is your opportunity to thank anyone who helped you with your science fair project, from a single individual to a company or government agency.
Bibliography. List all the sources used reference, no one likes plagiarism.