By 5mckee
• # 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.
• # Problem

What ar the ddecmposition rates.
• # 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

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.
• # Item for the Week

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

At first I thought it would decompose about 90 %.I say the appl decomposed about 95% in the end.
• # Weather of the first week

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

I think the regular chips bag will decompose very little. About 5%
• # 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

The orange should do good because it rots fast too. It will decompose about 85%.
• # 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

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

At first I said 3%. In the end it decomposed about 1%.

• # 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

At first I said 1%. In the end it decomposed about 2%
• # Weather for the week!!!

Cold morning and warm afternoons, very dry.
• # Weeks weather

Mostly warm with some clouds.
• # 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

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

I think the cotton will stay the same as it was. Decomp. rate, 1%
• # 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

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

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