Hypothesis- My hypothesis is that orange juice will have more electrolytes than the other drinks because of the natural electrolytes it contains from oranges. Conclusion- I have learned a lot of things from this project that I can use as an athlete. But Home Science Tools' products and service can handle it. Very high Compared to a typical science class, please tell us how much you learned doing this project. Wrap the second piece of wire around the other end of the straw tube a few times, leaving a 5 cm 2 inch tail of wire. Convert all your current readings into Amps from microamps or milliamps , and calculate the conductances of different sports drinks from the currents that you measured, experimentally.
You will need to submerge the straw to the same depth each time. In order to measure a current in the solutions, you have to apply a voltage. These electrolytes are the main ingredients in sport drinks and are why there so helpful. Do not sign for any damaged items or packages. Materials Results Procedure References Materials: Hypothesis: I believe sport drink s has more electrolyte than orange juice because sport drink s has the necessary supplement we need during any activity.
We will also send you the return address. I based this on the fact that orange juice contains oranges which have a lot of natural electrolytes. I hypothesized that the Powerade would have the most electrolytes but it was actually the second best to Body Armor. If you are on a tight deadline and require expedited shipping, call us at 800-296-3650 to confirm the items are in stock and we can ship your order. Once all test solutions have been tested once, repeat the entire process two more times so that there are three readings for each solution. Out of all five drinks, coconut water contained more electrolytes, containing about 30. Start assembling the conductance measuring circuit by attaching the battery clip to the 9 V battery.
We would appreciate a short note explaining why you decided to return the kit to help us to improve our product and service. This is easy to do with the multimeter probes since the metal tips are rather large, but can be difficult with the battery snap connector since the exposed metal parts at the ends of the wires are fairly small. Fruit juices, on the other hand, typically have higher concentrations of electrolytes compared to the human body, and would be considered a hypertonic beverage. So in closing we see that electrolytes are very important to the function of our body. They won't let you down, no matter what they're up against. The liquids should be deep enough to completely submerge the coiled part of the conductance sensor. But if you are exercising strenuously, you also need to replenish some of the salts that your body loses through sweat.
Interesting future experiments could involve experimentally determining the conductance of other beverages, such as milk, beer, and lemonade, and comparing them to that of sports drinks. These muscles and neurons are activated by electrolyte activity. You will use the electrolytes in the solutions to close the circuit. And if your science inquiry doesn't go as expected, you can expect our customer service team to help. Food scientists or technologists work to find new sources of food that have the right nutrition levels and that are safe for human consumption. Make sure you submerge it to the same depth that you did when you measured the distilled water. Voltage is measured in volts V.
Moderate Compared to a typical science class, please tell us how much you learned doing this project. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. How does this compare with sports drinks? Bad Question Can I use a different part? What are some benefits from drinking Sports drinks? Always keep the various wires a safe distance away from each other, as shown in Figure 4. Use a different one for each liquid you test or use one bowl repeatedly, being careful to wash and wipe it thoroughly between liquids. You will still need to supply the liquids to be tested and some other household materials. Science Buddies materials are free for everyone to use, thanks to the support of our sponsors.
Potassium is used to digest starch and synthesize protein. Sports drinks are marketed as a quick way to replenish electrolytes following strenuous activities. Customer must have original invoice number for returns and replacement. If you used the 200 microamps setting with the distilled water, your current readings will be in microamps μA. Distilled water serves as a negative control to ensure that the system is working properly and that the solutions are not being contaminated.
A picture of the completed conductance measuring circuit. This is a high-sensitivity setting that you will only use to measure distilled water, which is less conductive than the other liquids. I replaced the copper wire and continued the experiment. Can I substitute a 1N34 diode for the 1N25 diode called for in the material list? Do sports drinks really provide more electrolytes than other drinks such as orange juice? Is a favorite sports drink worth the price when it comes to replenishing electrolytes? What would you tell our sponsors about how Science Buddies helped you with your project? This enables them to conduct electricity and move electrical charges or signals throughout your body. You will need a voltage source i.
For expedited service please include a copy of your original receipt. Someone who is sick may have diarrhea and is vomiting they may lose a lot of electrolytes. Very Good What is your enthusiasm for science after doing your project? Levenhuk reserves the right to modify or discontinue any product without prior notice. Tap water will have a conductance of 1. The symbol for conductance is G and it is measured in units called siemens S. If you have specific questions about your science fair project or science fair, our team of volunteer scientists can help. The purpose of Gatorade is to replace the electrolytes lost in physical activity.