Science Project Summary:

Swimsuits and drag reduction

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Difficulty: Advanced 8
Cost ($): 120
Time required:
1 hours to prepare, 2 hours for observation
Availability of materials:
Swimsuits may be purchased from a swimming gear retail outlet or department store. Alternatively, you might be able to borrow these from friends.
Safety concerns:

Always be careful and aware of the risks of getting/falling into a pool. Adult supervision required. Only swimmers should enter pools.

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This experiment was conducted to find out how much do different brands of swimsuits assist a swimmer in reducing drag in water. This experiment was done by comparing materials from Speedo Fastskin, Aquapel Hydrasuit and a normal polyester swimsuit.
Procedure preview:
1.    For this experiment, the independent variable is the type of swimsuit used. The dependent variable is the time for the test object (container filled with sand) to reach the pool bottom. This is determined by measuring the time using a stop watch. The constants (control variables) are the weight and dimension of the container, the amount of soil and the depth of the pool. 2.    The swimming pool is surveyed and a suitable location is selected where the depth of the pool  is 1.5meters. 3.    The 30kg of sand is poured into the airtight container . The container is .....