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Electrolytes in Orange Juice vs. Gatorade


Electrolytes in Orange Juice vs. Gatorade. Sara Sheridan 9 th Grade. Problem. What drink has more electrolytes and is consequently better for the human body-orange juice or Gatorade? Rationale. Research .

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Electrolytes in orange juice vs gatorade

Electrolytes in Orange Juice vs. Gatorade

Sara Sheridan

9th Grade


Problem

Problem

  • What drink has more electrolytes and is consequently better for the human body-orange juice or Gatorade?

  • Rationale


Research

Research

  • Electrolyte-any substance containing free ions that make the substance electrically conductive

  • Main electrolytes in body

  • Ingredients in Gatorade and Orange Juice

  • Why are they important?


Hypothesis

Hypothesis

If orange juice and Gatorade are tested for electrolyte content, then Gatorade will exhibit a higher amount of electrolytes and is therefore more beneficial to the human body.


Materials

Materials

  • Orange Juice (100 mL)

  • Gatorade (100 mL)

  • Distilled Water (100 mL)

  • Tap Water (100 mL)

  • Multimeter (1)

  • Copper wires (2, 15.25 cm each)

  • 9 Volt battery (1)

  • Graduated cylinder, ruler

  • Containers (4)


Procedure

Procedure

  • Measure materials

  • Set up simple conductor

  • Test liquids

  • Repeat 5 times for each liquid

  • Record data


Variables

Variables

  • Independent Variable-Liquids

  • Dependent Variable-DCV measurement

  • Control Groups-Distilled and Tap Water


Electrolytes in orange juice vs gatorade

Data


Data ctd

Data, ctd.


Conclusion

Conclusion

The original hypothesis stated that Gatorade would contain the most electrolytes, as opposed to orange juice. The hypothesis was supported-Gatorade had the highest DCV measurement and therefore the most electrolytes.


Further experimentation

Further Experimentation

  • Problems with the experiment

  • More in depth research before hand

    • Brands of orange juice

    • Different flavors/varieties of Gatorade

  • Calculating the actual electrolyte count


Thank you

Thank You

  • Questions?


Works cited

Works Cited

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    • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002350.htm

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  • "WikiAnswers - What are the ingredients in gatorade." WikiAnswers - The Q&A wiki. Web. 23 Feb. 2010. <http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_ingredients_in_gatorade>.