To find out if differentsized ice cubes affect thewater level.
My hypothesis was that I thoughtthe largest ice cube wouldaffect the water level the mostbecause it has the largest massof water made into ice.
¼ cup measurement½ cup measurement1 cup measurement4 ice cream containers ormilk bottlesMeasuring jug
1.Freeze water in the measured cups. 3.Release the ice from the containers. 2. Place one ice cube in each container. 4. Place 600mL water in each container. 5. Draw a line where the water level is. 6.Wait until ice is melted. 7.When ice is melted pour water back into measuring jug to see if water level has changed 8. Record results.
INDEPENDENT:The size of the ice cubes DEPENDENT:Water level and the volume of water CONTROL:The amount of water in the containers.The amount of water used to make each ice cube.
¼ cup ½ cup 1 cupMORGAN Water volume Water volume Water volume rose 60mL rose 250mL rose 350mLNADITH Water volume Water volume Water volume rose 60mL rose 120mL rose 140mLNITHYAN Water volume Water volume Water volume rose 20mL and rose 15mL and rose 145mL and decreased 30mL 150mL 25mLKAI MING Water volume N/A Water volume rose 10mL rose 175mL
¼ CUP ½ CUP 1 CUPMEAN: 385mL 703.75mL 792mLMEDIAN: 620mL 675mL 750mLMODE: 660mL NONE NONERANGE: 85mL 235mL 210mL
I LEARNED THAT THE APPEARANCE OF THE WATER LEVEL DOESN’T CHANGE WHEN AN ICE CUBE MELTS, BUT THE VOLUME OF WATER DOES.MY HYPOTHESIS WAS RIGHT. THE LARGEST ICE CUBE DID AFFECT THE WATER LEVEL THE MOST.NEXT TIME WE SHOULD TRY AND DO OUR EXPERIMENTS AT THE SAME TIME AND IN THE SAME WEATHER CONDITIONS TO SEE IF OUR RESULTS BECOME MORE SIMILAR.
After doing my science fair I discovered that if an ice cube melts the appearance of the water level doesnt change, but the volume of water does. In real life, if the Arctic melted the water level would stay the same and small island nations wouldnt be flooded under water.