ICREDIBLEINSULATION!!!Science Experiment By Matthew Jones
HYPOTHESIS:• I think that ..black paper [or possibly material] would be the best form of insulation because black [the colour] absorbs energy I also believe it will work better because the other materials are fabrics which are made of thin threads of fabric that will have small holes that might let the temperature escape more quicker. 2
AIM: AIM:To find the most efficient form of house insulation so that people stop using electric heat pumps which needs electricity that needs to be made with fossil fuels which are a finite resource.
WHY INSULATE in the first place?• Insulating your home will save warmth,electricity bill money and would provide a healthier and more cosy nice indoor family living area. The heat captured from the sun needs to be stopped from escaping through walls, ceilings and ﬂoors. Insulated houses are warmer than houses without insulation.So damp ,yucky condensation is less likely to form in your home so you are less likely to catch illness. In summer, insulation will keep the heat out, making your home nice and cool. Insulation will help provide a more even temperature all year- round.Also you won’t need to buy big ,bulky,expensive heat pumps that uses electricity. 4
MATERIALS1: (5) Thermometers.2:(5) Different forms of Insulation.[Below is the form of insulation I testedSince I was in a group who tested sponge, pink bats ,cotton wool and a wooly sock].• Black paper.3:(5) beakers [ with either boiling or cold water in it]4:timer [to record the minutes.
The Experiment1. I placed thermometer in a beaker.2. I wrapped the beaker with black paper [my insulator].3. I poured 200mls of hot water into beaker and measured starting temperature with a thermometer.4. I set a timer for a minute and when it went off I measured temperature I repeated that for 15 minutes. 5: I did the exact same thing but with cold water from the fridge.
Application:• Using insulation means you don’t need to buy expensive heat pumps which uses electricity and electricity in order to be made burns fossil fuels which are finite rescources and once they are gone they are gone for ever,ever,ever... 9
CONCLUSION• In the end the fluffy sock won as the best insulator of hot water and the black paper lost out of 5 insulators the exact opposite of my original hypothesis.• But in cold water tin foil won as best insulator which i’m not that suprised because tin foil does not have holes. 10