What our arrangement was intended to do Our cold can setup was intended to put hot water in a soda can and make it as cool as possible using conduction. Our hot can setup was intended to put hot water in a soda can and keep it as hot as possible using conduction.
Our Setup for the Hot Can Our setup for the hot can was to insulate the can as best as possible with tin foil. We wrapped the soda can with tin foil along with a dry sock in between layers. This kept the heat from escaping, causing the can to remain warm.
Hot Can Energy Transfer Hot Water Tin Foil Soda Can Hot Water Conduction
Our Setup for the Cold Can Our setup for the cold can was to take a sock and soak it in water then freeze it for ten minutes. Then we loosened up the sock to put the soda can in and put the hot water in the can and continued to measure the temp for thirty minutes.
Cold Can Energy Transfer Hot Water 2 nd Sock with Cold Water Sock with Cold Water Air Conduction
Chart TimeTemp of Hot CanTemp of Cold CanTemp of Controlled Can 039.540.840.7 139.536.439.5 2 34.639.1 339.433.138.6 439.431.838.2 539.430.338 639.429.937.7 739.428.537.4 838.928.137.2 938.727.537 1038.627.236.6 1138.526.936.3 1238.526.836.2 1338.526.235.9 1438.426.135.7 1538.425.935.5 1638.425.835.4 1738.325.835.2 183825.735 193825.634.9 2037.825.534.7 2137.82434.6
Total Temperature Change For Hot and Cold Cans Hot Can: Beginning: 39.5 End: 37.8 Total Change: 1.7 Cold Can: Beginning: 40.8 End: 24 Total Change: 16.8 Controlled Can: Beginning: 40.7 End: 34.6 Total Change: 6.1
How could this be used in the real world? In the real world, our setup could be used if the power goes out. It can keep a can warm or cool a can.
What We Would Do Differently After conducting and reviewing our experiment, we decided that if we were to do this again, we would use more tin foil to insulate the hot can. This would keep the heat from escaping. For the cold can, we would put the project near the floor for a cooler breeze in the room.