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Enzyme detergent science project

Post by slchapin »

Hi we are doing the science for a project with the laundry detergent containing enzymes and one not continuing times and our hypothesis was that the 1 With enzymes would work better than the one without but they actually work exactly the same They got out the same stains and the truth is that didn't come out. Look the same on both so now we know our hypothes as was incorrect but we don't know where to go from for here for the project if the. Project just ends with both both detergents working well. I don't know if that makes for much of a project?

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Re: Enzyme detergent science project

Post by chloemkohl »

Hello! You ask some good questions!

First of all, if you are worried about your results, you can always perform another trial. But in general, it is totally fine if your hypothesis does 't align with your conclusion - your hypothesis is just an educated guess, and scientists have been wrong many times before. It just means you learned something new :)

Also, even if your results aren't "cool" or what you expected, that doesn't make your experiment any less valid.

Hopefully this helps, but let us know if you have any more questions!
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Re: Enzyme detergent science project

Post by Lorenalopexa »

It's common for hypotheses to be proven wrong during scientific experiments, so don't be discouraged. It's actually a good opportunity to reflect on the experiment and learn from it.

One option could be to explore why the two detergents worked equally well. Were there certain factors that you did not consider during the experiment that may have affected the outcome? Was the sample size too small? Were there limitations in the methodology or materials used? You can reflect on these questions and discuss them in your project.

Another option is to explore the differences between enzyme-containing detergents and non-enzyme-containing detergents. While your experiment did not show a difference, there may still be benefits to using enzymes in laundry detergent that you could explore in your project. For example, you could research the types of stains that enzymes are particularly effective at removing and how enzymes work to break down stains.

Alternatively, you could shift the focus of your project to explore a different aspect of laundry detergents. For example, you could investigate the impact of different types of detergents on the environment or the effectiveness of homemade laundry detergents.

Remember that the scientific process involves experimentation and learning from the results, so it's okay if your hypothesis is not supported by the data. Use this opportunity to explore other avenues of inquiry and continue to learn from your project.
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