By minceyt
• # Problem

How much will styrofoam decompose?
• # Hypothesis

I think that the sytrofoam will decompose the slowest.
• # Materials and Equipment

We use a shovel,tape, and wooden rods. We buried a styrofoam cup, aluminum foil, sun chips bag, regular chips bag,apple,paper,cotton,and a orange.
• # Dig Day

Today we dug holes in the ground for each item the cotton fabric, oragne,apple,foil,regular chips bag,sunchips bag,and paper.
• # Materials and Equipment

On the day we dug holes we used caution tape,shovels,metal steaks,wooden steaks,and a sledge hammer.
• # Styrofoam

Styrofoam is not a recycled thing so it with probably decinigrate slower than other things we buried.
• # Todays tempature

Tuesday
Tempature 18 degrees the windchill is 6 degrees
wind speed 8-12 mph from N-NW
• # Weather for January 11

The tempature is 15 degrees outside , the windchill is 5 degrees, and the wing speed for today is 4-13 mph.
• # Todays Tempature

Tempature for today is 15 degrees windchill is 5 degrees and the wind speed for today is 4-13 the wind is blowing from the N-NW
• # Aluminum foil

I dont think aluminum foil will decinigrate that much or hardly at all.
• # Sun Chips Bag

This fully biodegradable bag is said to be able to decompose over 14 weeks when placed in a hot, active compost bin or pile—at home or at an industrial composting site.
• # Regular Chips Bag

It takes about 14 weeks for a regular sun chips bag to decompose.
• # Weather for February 2

The tempature is 18 degrees outside, the windchill is 6 degrees , and the wind is blowing 8-12 mph.
• # Apple

It takes about 5 weeks for an apple to rot and decompose.
• # Paper

I don't think paper will decompose at all.
• # Cotton

I don't think cotton will decompose.
• # Orange

The orange, will take about 6 to 7 weeks to start to decompose.
• # Decomposing Condition

In extremly dry and extremely wet conditions,decomposition is slowed down. The ground needs to be moist. Our soil conditions have not been good for decomposition. During the winter we got a lot of snow and the ground was very wet.
• # Orange

The orange turned pink and molded. It decomposed like 55%.
• # Apple

The apple turned from a yummy apple to a rotten ,mushy,gross apple. It decomposed like 50%.
• # Sun Chips Bag

Ripped a little and decoposed like 2%.
• # Regulare Chips Bag

Didn't do anything, maybe decomposed 10%.
• # Foil

The foil didn't decompose at all, 0%.
• # Styrofoam

The styrofoam broke into little pieces, and decomposed about 40%.
• # Paper

Wet and tore up, decomposed about 40%.
• # Cotton

Nothing happend to it, decomposed 0%.