To determine the relationship between temperature and volume.
Purpose: Launching Apples
To determine the relationship between volume and pressure.
Purpose: Can Implosion
To determine the relationship between pressure and volume.
A diameter the length from one point of a circle to another in a straight line without any curves or angles.
Temperature is the measurment of heat or how hot an object (gas,liquid,solid) is.
Volume is a 3-Dimensional object that takes up space.
Pressure is the amount of force applied on an object.
Materials: Launching Apples
Materials: Can Implosion
Procedure: Launching Apples
Procedure: Can Implosion
Data: Launching Apples
Data: Can Implosion
When a balloon was placed on the boiling water, it grew in size. This occurred because the temperature in the balloon grew when it was floating on the hot water. When the temperature went up, the atoms in the balloon started to move faster. The faster moving atoms in the balloon hit the walls of the balloon, expanding the rubbery solid. When the temperature increased, so did the volume.
When a balloon was placed on the cold water, it shrunk in size. This occurred because the temperature in the balloon shrunk when it was floating on the cold water. When the temperature went down, the atoms in the balloon started to move slower. The slower moving atoms in the balloon hit the walls of the balloon a fewer number of times, srinking the rubbery solid. When the temperature decreased, so did the volume.
Analysis: Launching Apples
When the second apple was pushed into the tube, the first apple launched out of the tube. The volume of air in the tube decreased when the second apple was being pushed into the tube. The atoms in the tube had less space to travel in, so most of them were bunched up. This meant an increase in pressure. Due to this increased and the movement of the second apple, all the atoms pushed towards the first apple, launching it/pushing it out of the tube. A decrease in volume, causes an increase in pressure.
Analysis: Can Implosion
When the can was heated, the temperature increased. When the hot can was placed in water at room temperature, the can imploded. When the can was placed in the water, the pressure increased. When the pressure increased, the volume decreased. This means that the can's volume decreased, which made the can implode.