Science – Inquiry Project (Aleana and Tyler)

How do air conditions affect evaporation rates?

Part 1

Topic: Water evaporation

Question: How do air condition affect evaporation rates?


• The sponge being dried by the electric heater will dry faster opposed to the on being dried by the electric  fan. We think this because the heat from the heater will evaporate the water from the sponge quicker

• We made this prediction because in the summer after a rainy day and the next day the sun is shinning    usually the heat from the sun will evaporate the water (puddles) from the sidewalks.

• When it comes to plants take a flower for example, when its exposed to heat the plant runs out of water  and you must water it again and that cycle continues.

• When you have a shower, it would take longer to air dry your hair rather than simply use a blow dryer (with heat)

• We also believe that the sponge that is being air dried will dry the slowest.

Part 2


• 3 sponges

• 3 bowls (something that can withstand heat)   

• 1/2 cups of water per bowl 

• A heater fan

• A fan


1. First you would get your 3 bowls fill them with a 1/2 a cup of water, just make sure the water is same amount in each bowl.

2.You will then need to put 1 sponge in each bowl and make sure that all the sponges are the same size.

3. Now you will need to place each bowl in a separate room. (One with a fan, one with a heater and one without a fan or a heater.

4. Then you’ll check on the bowls every few hours and make observations. You’ll write down which water evaporated faster.

(Optional: If you want to make things easier when it comes to timing how long it takes for the sponges to dry, instead of doing it one by one you can do all 3 at the same time.)


Make sure that you don’t get any of the cords in water. Also, make sure to dry your hands if you got any water on them when you were filling the bowls because when you plug in the cords to the outlet. Be careful with the heater, if certain objects are too close it can start a fire. 

Part 3


Part 4

• We predicted that the bowl and sponge being dried by the heater fan would dry faster and the sponge being air dried dried the slowest. After doing this experiment we were able to put our prediction to the test and by doing so we proved that our prediction was right. We found that the heat was a faster way to evaporate the water from the sponge.

• We found out that when there is an increase of temperature that will cause an increase of kinetic energy of surface molecules. This causes the process of  water evaporation to go by much faster. Because we used a fan heater, it also worked as a substitute for “wind.” This is helpful because if there was no “wind” there would be nothing to blow/take away the water vapor that has been removed from the sponge and of it was nothing to blow/take away the water vapor from the sponge, the sponge would have taken much more time to dry. The moving air from the heater fan carries away the water vapor.

• Things we could have done better.

–  We split up the experiment (I was in charge of the bowl and sponge with the fan and the one without a fan or the heater fan and Tyler was in charge of the bowl with the heater fan) and since we split it up we weren’t able to give all 3 bowls the same starting point.

– Neither of us we able to indicate an exact time when the sponge was completely dried.

–  Tyler and I used different sponges that we different sizes.

– If we could we would have done the experiment in rooms with the same temperature for the start.

– Since I used regular fan there were some uncertanties due to the fact that a bigger fan could produce more “wind” which could have helped in drying the sponge faster. I used a smaller fan, but placed it on maximum speed.

– Since it’s winter my house is a lot colder then usual, this might have caused some effects on how fast the air dried sponge dried.

• Heat drys faster, then the fan and the slowest was air dried.

Mutation story

Mutation Story

 Part 1:    

Greetings, People call me FG Syndrome, but my real name is Opitz–Kaveggia syndrome. My nickname “FG” came from the first letters of the surnames of the first patients that were diagnosed. I’m a rare genetic syndrome caused by having one or more recessive genes that happen to be located on the X chromosome. I notice that although I can effect men and women there is a lager amount of men are effected by me. I cause many different effects such as physical abnormalities, delays in growth, intellectual disabilities and low muscle tone, just to name a few.

Currently I’ve been living inside 19 year, Cole. He was first diagnosed as a toddler. Before he was diagnosed he showed no sign of me. He was born of average weight, but as he grew his parents started to worry. Cole was unable to sit up by himself, until he reached 28 months. Not only did I delay his ability to sit up, I also delayed his ability to walk without help, he reach the age of 6 and was finally able to walk. His speech was delayed, but not as severely has his ability to walk.

His appearance also changed. He had a wide mouth, a high forehead, and small cup-shaped ears. Because of me many parts of his body appeared broad, like his neck, palate, his big toes and thumbs. He started to develop hypertelorism (abnormally large distance between the eyes.)

I can also effect behaviour and intelligence. This can range from mild to severe. In Cole’s case it was mild. But those who are effected are more likely to be friendly, inquisitive, hyperactive, and have short attention span.



Part 2:

What questions did you need research in order to create your mutation story?

  • What is FG syndrome?
  • Who does it affect more? Men or Women.
  • How is it formed?
  • How common is FG syndrome?
  • Why is it called FG syndrome?
  • What are the symptoms


What new or familiar digital tools did you try to use as you worked through this project?

I mainly used google for this project. I used google because it’s what I’m comfortable with and its easy to use.

What was the process you used to investigate the topic?

first I asked a bunch of questions, then I found the answers to the questions. If I couldn’t find the answer to a question I would scratch that question. Once I had all the answers I needed I the wrote my story.

How did the process of completing this challenge go?What could you have done better?

For me making the story was easy, but finding valid information that I understood was a but challenging. If there was something that I could have done better is take more time in my research and in reading and understanding the research



understanding fgs


Collaboration fluency project – Safety around live broken wires


Examine : I think that my group worked extremely well together. We were able to evenly distribute the workload.  Having said that everyone did their jobs very well. When working on the collaboration we used the 4 E’s and using them it worked for us. It helped guide us in the right path. In my opinion there isn’t much I would say that we need to improve on, but something we could have improved on was picking a date to work on the collaboration, we did pick a day that worked for everyone, but it took a bit of time to do so. When it came to filming we finished everything in one day, which was good. However, during the filming we laughed a lot, maybe next time we could control our laughing.

Van de Graaff Generator experiment

Van de Graaff

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Yesterday, during science we performed a experiment that involved a Van de Graaff. A Van de Graaff is a generator that produces static electricity, by creating friction with it’s giant rubber belt rubbing against a piece of felt. As the rubber belt spins around it accumulates electric charge. The electric charge then travels to the hollow metal ball that sits on top.

During the experiment we had a group of people line up and hold hands, at the front of the line someone was touching the Van de Graaff generator and at the end of the line someone was holding the sink. Once the first person touched the next person’s hand there was electricity that flowed through almost each person in the line causing a small static shock. During this I learn that our bodies electricity can flow through us because our bodies are conductors. This part of the experiment is what I like the most mostly because I was able to take part in it, but I also found it very cool.

I think we did this experiment to see how different materials react to static electricity. I also think we did this to have a better understanding of what we are learning in class.




The pattern that my group had decided to follow was to first separate them by their form into different groups. Then after having all 23 cards separated into 5 different groups we put them in a line in order of colour and substance. Having placed all the cards in a line by form, colour and substance we then had the Grobles and Bargs in order of biggest to smallest (biggest starting on the left going to the smallest on the right.) Phems were arranged from smallest to biggest (smallest starting on the left going to biggest on the right.) Both of our Phorgum followed the same rules as the rest of our table. We placed one of the Phorgum (20 grobles, 19 brags, 2 phems, blue solid, forms reacts with Acid, no reaction with Merm, Ph2Ax3) on the left side of “Rotsqui” (38 grobles, 14 bargs, 8 phems, white solid, forms reacts with Acid, no reaction with Merm, RqAx2)  and right below “Trum” (44 grobles, 10 bargs, 1 phems, blue solid, forms no reaction with acid, no reaction with Merm) The second Phorgum (18 grobles, 25 bargs, 36 phems, brown liquid, forms reacts with acid, unknown reaction with Merm, Ph2Ax)  was placed right below Yolaf (13 grobles, 22 bargs, 71 phems, white gas, forms reacts with acid, unknown reaction with Merm, Yo2Ax3) and right above Gnarr (29 grobles, 8 bargs, 92 phems, brown liquid, forms unknown reaction with acid, no reaction with Merm, GrAx)