11 Step 1- get materials Diet Coke Can Plastic Box (structural purposes) Cotton balls (for insulation)Sheet of thin Styrofoam (for insulation)Foam Sheet (for insulation)Thick piece of StyrofoamDuct tape(structural purposes)Felt (Structural purposes)
12 Step 2: cut out foam walls Step two: cut out two pieces of 7.5 x 18 and two pieces of 8.5 x 18 of 1/2 cm thick foamThese pieces will be used as insulation.
13 Step 3: Assemble wallsStep Three: Hot Glue the four pieces of foam to the inside of the plastic box. They will fit tightly on the inside of the box. This is so that the air will not be able to escape.
14 Step 4: Assemble walls (part 2) Step four: duct tape around the pieces of foam so that the structure is stronger
15 Step 5:Step five: cut out four pieces of 7 x 7 pieces of 1.5 cm thick foam.Then glue piece 1 and 2 together. Then glue piece 3 and 4 together. Glue piece one and two to the bottom of the plastic box inside the other pieces of foam. Glue pieces 3 and 4 to the lid of the plastic box.
16 Step 6: Wrapping the can in foam Step six: Get a sheet 1/2 cm thick of flexible foam. Cut the piece of foam so that it snugly wraps around the can. Hold the sheet around the can and tape it with duct tape so that the sheet will stay around the can.
17 Step 7: Wrap the foam in felt Step seven: take a piece of thin felt and wrap it around the flexible foam. Glue to the flexible foam with hot glue.
18 Step 8:Step eight: Place the can inside the flexible foam wrap and put inside the structure. Fill in the sides with cotton balls for more insulation.
19 Step 9Step Nine: Wrap the entire structure with saran wrap. Then place a big plastic bag around the saran wrap and tape it to the sides.
20 Step 10Step Ten: place the lid on the top if the structure.
21 Step 11Step eleven: Drill a hole in the top for the thermometer to fit through the top into the can.
22 Step 12Step Twelve: Fill the can with 72 degree water. Place the can in a tub of ice water and put a weight on top so that it does not float up. Place the thermometer inside and measure the temperature over a period of 20 minutes.