Lab Report Melting Away

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| Melting Away | By: Deondre Floyd-Bamberg | | I found this project a little exciting due to the models I had been able to build. The purpose of this project is to test what household objects combined can insulate the cold air from an ice cube and prevents it from melting and sustain the freezing point of the ice. I used aluminum foil, paper, and cardboard for the materials materials for the ice boxes. I also added two substances which were salt, and sugar. The salt in this experiment forces its way into the ice cube, therefore bonding with small particles of the ice molecules to raise the freezing point. Since the salt has a higher concentration then the ice causing the ice to dry and become hard to melt. The sugar intrudes the…show more content…
Gather a bunch of different materials including waxed paper, aluminum foil, newspaper, and Styrofoam. Line a cardboard box with each of these materials, or other household items that might act as an insulator. 2. Place one ice cube in each container with the house hold item covering the sides of the container. 3. Then, measure the amount of time it takes the ice cube to melt inside the household ice box. 4. Repeat by adding a new ice cube with salt, sugar, and so on. 5. Record the data in a chart with the times. Experiment Basically the experiment is on what household items can insulate and hold the circulation of cold air inside the ice box which allows freezing points or melting points to take course. Data/ Graphs Ice Boxes | Test 1(none) | Test 2 (salt) | Test 3(Sugar) | Cardboard | 7:14.8 | 12:52.7 | 8:35.2 | Paper | 9:28.4 | 12:14.8 | 7:43.6 | Aluminum Foil | 16:35.1 | 17:21.6 | 13:17.8 | Time Graph Observations When I experimented I noticed that one of the ice boxes melted quickly than the others, which could mean that those ice boxes vents heat. The substance added to the ice box could have either helped it stay cool or melted it quicker. The salt in each ice box seemed to eat away the ice and made it last longer. The

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