Science Project:

Water Content

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  • Computer with Internet access
  • Color printer
  • Digital camera
  • Typical office/hobby/hardware/craft supplies (paper, poster board, glue, etc.)
  • Testing samples (rock, wood, fruit, soil, motor oil, etc.)
  • Standard kitchen oven OR toaster oven.
  • Small digital weight scale.


  1. Read overview of relevant topics (see bibliography below and terms listed above)
  2. Address all of the above terms and research questions.
  3. Search and print out interesting water-related images.
  4. Take photographs throughout the course of the experiment.
  5. Collect your testing samples and test each sample for water content, using any of the methods described in the links below.
  6. Carefully record all observations
  7. Analyze your data.
  8. Interpret your findings in a detailed report.
  9. Include interesting photos, diagrams and models in your science fair display.
Author: Judee Shipman
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