SCI207 final lab paper

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Week 5 – Final Lab Report Paper

SCI207 Dependence of Man on the Environment, Marc Hnytka
July 8, 2013

Week 5 Final Paper

Abstract My report was based on the how ground water may be affected by myriad containments present in our experiment and in our everyday . Surprisingly when vinegar was filtered through dirt it came out fairly clean. This surprised me because I would never believed that vinegar had such a profound effect on water considering its oily nature. I was convinced that vinegar more than the other contaminates would have produced a wider, more polluted field. I believed that all the water would have been contaminated with the dirt had been mixed in. This exercise may
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A facility near my house in San Diego is constantly battling breakdowns resulting from antiquated equipment. The purpose of the experiment was to determine how the contaminants will affect the water table or ground water. I hypothesized that if I mix potting soil with oil, vinegar, and laundry detergent it will make four different types of dirty water.

Methods In this experiment we tested ground water contaminants. The testing materials that were used were eight 250mL beakers, three wooden sticks used for stirring, 100mL graduated cylinder, 10mL of vegetable oil, 10mL of vinegar, 10mL of liquid laundry detergent, 100mL beaker, 240mL of soil, funnel, cheesecloth, and water. Using a marker the eight 250mL beakers were labeled number one through eight. Moving beakers five through eight to the side, fill beakers one through four with 100mL of water again using the 100mL graduated cylinder to help measure the water. In beaker number two approximately10mL of vegetable oil was put in and using one of wooded stir sticks was thoroughly stirred. In beaker number approximately three 10mL of vinegar was added and was stirred thoroughly. In beaker number four 10mL of liquid laundry detergent was added and was also

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