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How does the amount of a substance affect the rate at which

temperature changes?

Hypothesis
I feel that with less substance in a container it will heat up faster
than a container that has more substance in it.

Materials List
1 microwave
2 water
3 two alike microwave containers
4 measuring cups
5 hot pads
6 thermometer
7 Safety Glasses

Safety Procedures
Be sure that an adult is present and that you have permission. Use the hot pads to
keep from getting burned from the hot water.

Experimental Procedure
1 Take the two containers and place them next to each other ,
2 Fill one container with one cup of water (Cup 1) ,
3 Fill the other with 1/2 cup of water (Cup 2) ,
Let both containers stand for 15 minuets to become "room
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temperature"
5 Place cup 1 into the microwave for one minute
6 After time goes off remove cup one using hot pads
7 Take the temperature of cup one and record on data sheet
8 let cool to room temp again
9 Place cup 1 back into the microwave for 2 mins
10 Repeat steps 6 - 8
11 Place cup one back into the microwave for three mins
12 Repeat steps 6 - 8
13 Repeat steps 5 -11 for cup 2

DATA TABLE
Cup One
Time (Mins) Temp
1 120
2 170
3 190
AVG 160
Cup Two
Time (Mins) Temp
1 150
2 160
3 150
AVG 153.3

DATA TABLE
400

350 160

300
150

250
TEMP

200
170

150
120

100

50

0
1 2
MINS

Conclusion
My Hypothesis was that with less substance in a container it will heat up faster than a container
that has more substance in it. In the end my Hypothesis was wrong. The container with more substance
was hotter and contained heat longer because, it had more substance to keep it warm longer.
150

190
Cup Two
Cup One

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