1. ## Ice cube project

HI guys, I've got to to a project for science. To build a container for an ice cube (the half-circle type) to reduce it from melting.

Here is the outline:

Ice Cube Project

Objective: How long will a standard ice cube last in an insulated container. *Reduce the amount of conduction, convection, and radiation.

1. Find out how long an unproteced ice cube will last outside of the freezer. DONE (2.5 hours)
2. Design and build a container that will hold an ice cube and slow its melting. You can not use any pre-frozen materials. (have the ice cube in a small plastic bag) NOT DONE
3. Make a well labeled poster of your container. Large enough for the class to see. Show a cut-away view of what's inside your container. NOT DONE
4. Bring your ice cube to class on October 21st (put cube in on October 20th (at 8:00)) NOT DONE

A. Once your ice cube is in its container, do not have it in a cold place. (put it at room temp.)

B. Be prepared to open your container in class, display your poster, and tell about the experiment.

What I am asking you guys to do: How should I make my container?

I'm asking you guys because a lot of people on here are smart and would know the best way. COUGHANDIGETAPRIZEIFIWINCOUGH

Any help is appreciated,

-Logan

2. I would make a coating to prevent heat from going in.

3. Cool experiment, I say you could maybe make some sort of container with a sliding door (for viewing) and then, no lite can get in exept for when you show it to your class.

4. I can't think anything better than clay that would keep heat from escaping...

5. Reduce the amount of conduction, convection, and radiation
conduction: transfer of heat through a conducting material.
solution: use insulating materials like styrafoam as the outside shell

convection: transfer of heat through the flow of air
solution: make sure the container is completely sealed

Radiation: transfer of heat without any materials acting as the median
solution: use obaque materials as the inner container.

hope it helps

BTW i did the exact experiment back in grade 1, and half of the class used the ice cream styrafoam box wiht some modification O_o

6. Originally Posted by daniel0731ex
Reduce the amount of conduction, convection, and radiation
conduction: transfer of heat through a conducting material.
solution: use insulating materials like styrafoam as the outside shell

convection: transfer of heat through the flow of air
solution: make sure the container is completely sealed

Radiation: transfer of heat without any materials acting as the median
solution: use obaque materials as the inner container.

hope it helps

BTW i did the exact experiment back in grade 1, and half of the class used the ice cream styrafoam box wiht some modification O_o
What's the US equivalent of grade 1? I'm in 8th grade (14 years old) right now.

8. I did this before; I believe I had a can inside a styrofoam box I made, stuffed with cotton so the can won't move. Then I wrapped the styrofoam with duct tape (It had a styrofoam lid too). Not sure if the duct tape really helped much =P

9. I did this in middleschool and won. the difference was that we were only aloud out use scrap construction materials. al we did was get a giant piece of foam and make cavity JUST smaller than the container of water. Tight seals are what won it for me. You can get a GIANT piece of hard insulation foam at a big box hard ware store. it's made for insulation. you can probably also get aluminum insulation tape there too.

"You can not use any pre-frozen materials." you can use liquid nitrogen. it's not frozen, it's still a liquid

10. Originally Posted by Logan
Originally Posted by daniel0731ex
Reduce the amount of conduction, convection, and radiation
conduction: transfer of heat through a conducting material.
solution: use insulating materials like styrafoam as the outside shell

convection: transfer of heat through the flow of air
solution: make sure the container is completely sealed

Radiation: transfer of heat without any materials acting as the median
solution: use obaque materials as the inner container.

hope it helps

BTW i did the exact experiment back in grade 1, and half of the class used the ice cream styrafoam box wiht some modification O_o
What's the US equivalent of grade 1? I'm in 8th grade (14 years old) right now.

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