Student finds toilet water cleaner than ice water at fast food restuarants
Jasmine Roberts, a 12-year-old student from Benito Middle School in New Tampa, Florida decided on a science project. Her hypothesis was that fast food resturants' ice would contain more bacteria than fast food restaurants' toliet water.
She flushed once and used sterile gloves and a beaker to scoop water from the toilet. She also collected ice from soda fountains inside and the drive thu windows from the five fast food restaurants. She tested the samples at a lab at the Moffitt Cancer Center.
Roberts said, "I found that 70 -per cent of the time, the ice from the fast foods restaurant contained more bacteria than the fast foods restaurant's toilet water." Her project won the science fair at her school. She won 800 dollars for her project, and she hopes to continue to the Hillsborough County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.