Final Experiments


The first group made an experiment on specific heat. Their purpose was to determine the specific heat values of several different materials by utilizing the specific heat formula. For this experiment to happen they had samples of aluminum, granite, quartz and glass. These materials had to go on a hot plate and reach 72 degrees Celsius. Then, from hot plate they had to be transferred to water that was 24-25 degrees. The last step was to wait until thermometer in that water reached its peak and collect the data.

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Next group has built a solar tower. It was a few metallic cans attached to each other with insulating tape. A pinwheel was taking place on top of this construction. The tower was put on a hot plate. Under the heat that was going through the pipe made of those cans, the pinwheel was supposed to move. However, the pipe was up too high from the hot plate so the pinwheel didn’t rotate, but it moved a little.

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