Digging family

Decomposition Dig

By 5mckee
  • Problem

    Problem
    What ar the ddecmposition rates.
  • Hypothesis

    Hypothesis
    I think that the apple will decompose the most because it comes from nature and rots easily. I give the apple 90%, the cotton 75%, the sun chips bag 20%, the regular chips bag 5%, the news paper 7%, the foil 3%, the orange 85%, the styrophome cup 2%.
  • Materials and Equipment

    Materials and Equipment
    We used wooden stakes, shovels, tape, reebar, and a hammer. We barried an apple, some cotton, a sun chips bag, a regular chip bag, a news paper, some foil, an orange, and a styrophome cup.
  • Procedures

    First we barried the items, then I record the weather and say which I think will do the best, then we dig up the items and record what happened.
  • Weather of the first week

    It has been a cold morning and a warm afternoon with a wind from the North.
  • Item for the Week

    Item for the Week
    The apple should do pretty good because they seem to rot fast. It will decompose about 90%.
  • Apple Conclusion

    Apple Conclusion
    At first I thought it would decompose about 90 %.I say the appl decomposed about 95% in the end.
  • Ideal Conditions

    Ideal conditions would be warm around 80 degrees, humid, and dew.
  • Today's Weather

    Temp.-40 degrees, Humidity-39%, Barom.-30.10, Wind-NE, 2mph
  • Item of the Week Again.

    Item of the Week Again.
    I think the regular chips bag will decompose very little. About 5%
  • Reg. Chips Bag Conclusion

    Reg. Chips Bag Conclusion
    At first I said about 5%.In the end the Reg,. Chips Bag decomposed about 1%.
  • The Weeks Weather

    Cold and dry with strong notherly winds.
  • Item of the Week

    Item of the Week
    The orange should do good because it rots fast too. It will decompose about 85%.
  • Orange Conclusion

    Orange Conclusion
    At first I said about 85%. In the end it decomposed about 95%.
  • The Weeks Weather

    Warm with a slight wind. High fire danger.
  • Item of the Week

    Item of the Week
    I dont think the foil will do good at all because it is man made. Decompose rate, 3%
  • Foil Conclusion

    Foil Conclusion
    At first I said 3%. In the end it decomposed about 1%.
  • Todays Weather

  • Weather for the week!!!

    Cold morning and warm afternoons, very dry.
  • Item of the Week

    Item of the Week
    I dont think the stirophome cup will do good either because it too is man made. Decomp. rate, 1%.
  • Styrofoam Cup Conclusion

    Styrofoam Cup Conclusion
    At first I said 1%. In the end it decomposed about 2%
  • Weeks weather

    Mostly warm with some clouds.
  • Item of the Week

    Item of the Week
    I think the go green Sun Chips bag will do alright because it was made to decompose. Decomp. rate, 10%
  • Sun Chips Bag Conclusion

    Sun Chips Bag Conclusion
    At first I said 10%. In the end it decomposed about 5%
  • Weeks Weather

    Warm with a cold wind and rain.
  • Item of the Week

    Item of the Week
    I think the cotton will stay the same as it was. Decomp. rate, 1%
  • Cotton Conclusion

    Cotton Conclusion
    I was right on the money with a decomp. guess of about 1%.
  • Weater for the Week

    Rain early in the week with cold morning and warm afternoons.
  • Item of the Week

    Item of the Week
    I think the news paper will decompose a little but not much. Decomp. rate, 7%
  • News Paper Conclusion

    News Paper Conclusion
    At first I said about 7%In the end it decomposed about 2%