Driving Logs to Weakness
Andrew Feng, Michael Liu
Sir Winston Churchill
Floor Location : 020307
If wooden popsicle sticks are placed in both ocean water and freshwater after a month, the sticks in the ocean water would end up being stronger and will snap under more pressure than the sticks submerged in fresh water.
The results of our experiment were the opposite of what we predicted. Both experimental groups showed a decrease in strength than the controlled group which shows that any type of water damages wood's ability to support weight.
As the popsicle sticks submerged in salt water proved to be able to handle less weight, our hypothesis was proven wrong.