purpose of this experiment is primarily to find a substitute fluid to fill
a water pistol with which will allow for more distance and pressure.
Hypothesis: The hypothesis of this experiment is that more proficient "ammo" can be found to fill a water gun with due to a multitude of variables (difference in surface tension, density, ect.) between different substances.
Equipment: Needed for this experiment is a water pistol (used in this experiment was the super soaker 30), water, vinegar (acetic acid), Rubbing alchol, Vegatable oil, a tape measure and a pen and paper.
Procedure: Essentially the main steps of this experiment include filling the resivoir to the top with the substance to be tested, holding the gun at a 45 degree angle at 1 arms lenght and measuring from the feet to the furthest distinguisable drop.
|Substance||Run 1||Run 2||Run 3||Average/Top|
|Water||33.5 ft||34 ft||33.5 ft||33.7 ft/34 ft|
|Isopropyl Alcohol||27.5 ft||28.5 ft||27.5 ft||27.9 ft/ 28.5 ft|
|Acetic Acid||31.0 ft||35.5 ft||34.5 ft||33.3 ft/ 35.5 ft|
|Vegatable oil||32.2 ft||32 ft||32 ft||32.1 ft/ 32.2 ft|