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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

Sara Sheridan

9th Grade

Slide 2

Problem

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

  • Rationale

Slide 3

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?

Slide 4

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.

Slide 5

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)

Slide 6

Procedure

  • Measure materials

  • Set up simple conductor

  • Test liquids

  • Repeat 5 times for each liquid

  • Record data

Slide 7

Variables

  • Independent Variable-Liquids

  • Dependent Variable-DCV measurement

  • Control Groups-Distilled and Tap Water

Slide 8

Data

Slide 9

Data, ctd.

Slide 10

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.

Slide 11

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

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Thank You

  • Questions?

Slide 13

Works Cited

  • (2009).  Fluid and Electrolyte Balance.  MedlinePlus.  Retrieved from

    • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fluidandelectrolytebalance.htmled

  • (2009).  Electrolytes.  MedlinePlus.  Retrieved from

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

  • Smith, Kelly.  (23 June 2009).  Sports Drinks for Hydration and Electrolyte Replacement.

  • Examiner.com.  Retrieved from

    • http://www.examiner.com/x-7913-Houston-Running-Fitness-Examiner~y2009m6d23-Sports-drinks-for-hydration-and-electrolyte-replacement

  • (2009).  Homeostatic Mechanisms.  BookRags.  Retrieved from

    • http://www.bookrags.com/research/homeostatic-mechanisms-wap/

  • (2009).  Ions.  Answers.com.  Retrieved from http://www.answers.com/topic/ion

  • "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>.


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