Monday, May 29, 2017

Genius Hour ~ Week of May 22 - May 28

This week was spent experimenting on my experiment's procedure. Originally I had planned on leaving my pig skins sitting in the treatments for 5 to 10 minutes. But I soon realized that nothing was happening to them in that time period. So I had moved to 24 hours, but that proved to be too long soaking in the treatments and made them mush. Just like Goldilocks, I decided that putting a few drops of the treatments onto the pig skin and letting them sit for 24 hours would be just right.
This up coming week is going to be just that.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Genius Hour ~ Week of May 15 - May 21

I plan on starting trials next week, I would have started earlier but who knew how long it would take pig skin to defrost?
I spent most of this week researching. The pig skin should break down just like human skin/muscle. I really hope that this produces interesting results, so I can wrap up my weird trifecta of science projects (decomp, bone dissolving, acid/bases baths).

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Genius Hour ~ Week of May 8 - May 14

This week was spent trying to figure out what to do for genius hour. The best idea that I have, since all my others didn't pan out (organ decellularization was too expensive and different ways of cleaning blood through crime scene cleaning ways didn't exist [they just remove the affected area all together]), is to do something similar to what I did for my freshman year science project: do different situations effect the decomposition pig skin?
I have the idea of doing water this time, different treatments (pond water vs ocean water vs control [distilled tap water]).