During Science week year 6 have been very busy investigating the importance of nappies. Recently, Mr Carter has been having some problems with baby James’s nappy leaking; year 6 were given the opportunity to investigate this matter further.
Every night James drinks 270ml of milk, however whilst he’s sleeping his wee starts to leak out of his nappy – this will make baby James feel very uncomfortable during his sleep; we don’t want this to happen! Four brands of nappies were tested: Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s, Aldi and Pampers. To test the leakage in the nappies, we coloured the water (either black or yellow) and then slowly poured the water in drops of 10ml. at a time, to see which nappy absorbed the most liquid and which nappy was the driest at the end of our experiment.
After a very interesting two days, the investigation was finally concluded. PAMPERS WON!!! Now Mr C knows which nappy to use and there will be no more wet nights for James (well, not until he starts potty training!) This was a very enjoyable Science Week; we want many more to come – even though this is our last year!