The purpose of this experiment was to see how accurately the egg producers measure their eggs.
I became interested in this idea because I enjoy cooking and wondered if egg sizes were true and accurate.
The information gained from this experiment would help cooks, nutritionists, or people concerned about their diet.
My hypothesis is that the brown colored eggs will be more accurately measured than the white eggs.
I base my hypothesis on a fact that more people buy white eggs then brown eggs.Top of Page
The constants in this study were:
The manipulated variable was the color of the eggshell.
The responding variable was the mass and circumference of each egg.
To measure the responding variable I used a triple beam balance to measure each egg’s mass in grams and a tape measure to measure the circumference in centimeters.Top of Page
PROCEDURES 1.Gather all materials, except eggs
2.Go to store and compare prices
3.Buy eggs (2 colors)
4.Bring home triple beam balance
5.Lay newspaper down on table when ready to experiment
6.Set triple beam balance up
7.Calabrate triple beam balance
8.Get eggs out
9.Number each egg by writing number in pencil
10.Measure eggs circumference with tape measure at the absolute widest point.
11.Take tape measure and wrap around egg
13.Put bottle cap on balance, weigh, and record
14.Place egg on bottle cap
15.Measure egg’s mass
16.Record mass after subtracting the mass of the bottle cap
17.Repeat steps 12-18 for each egg, except 13
18.When done erase penciled numbers
19.Put materials away
20.Return eggs to refrigerator
21.Eat eggs when ready (cook first) Top of Page
The original purpose of this experiment was to see how accurately the egg producers measure their eggs.
The results of the experiment were that the brown colored eggs were measured more accurately than the white eggs.
See the graphs that follow.Top of Page
My hypothesis was that the brown colored eggs would be more accurately measured than the white eggs.
The results indicate that my hypothesis should be accepted because the brown eggs mass and circumference were closer (in number terms) than the white eggs.
Because of the results of this experiment, I wonder if the mass of eggs is affected by the color of the egg’s shell.
If I were to conduct this project again I would use more eggs in each group and add blue eggs as well.Top of Page
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