Play-Doh Wire
Jasmine Tsai, Adelaide Zhang
Killarney Secondary
Floor Location : 020201

Are the insulating properties in sugar strong enough to counteract the conductivity of table salt? The objective of this experiment is to see if implicating sugar to a clay recipe will change the clay’s conductivity. Salt and water produces the ability to pass electricity, while sugar causes the opposite effect. We created the first clay with only salt, and increased the sugar in increments of five grams with each batch and measured the resistance with a multimeter. Comparing the control group with the experimental groups’ results, we concluded that with each addition of sugar came a decrease in conductivity.