• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

An experiment to study flow banding lava

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

An experiment to study flow banding lava Apparatus Syrup - To simulate the flow of lava Sugar strands - To simulate logs, tree branches, rocks etc Board - To simulate the volcano slope Clamp - To hold the board Spoon - To transport the syrup from the pot to the board Stand - To hold up the clamp Protractor - To measure the angle of the board Pencil - To mark where the syrup reached Hot water - To clean the syrup Paper towel - To wipe up the syrup Newspaper - To cover up tables in case syrup gets onto the table Stop Clock - To measure the time Diagram Plan 1. ...read more.

Middle

6. Start the stop clock when all the syrup is on the board and mark where the syrup started. 7. Let the syrup descend down the board for four minutes 8. Take a photograph or sketch a picture of the finished experiment. Fair Test I will make this experiment fair by using a stop clock to measure the time. I will keep the board at the same angle. The board will be cleaned before it is used for the experiment. Safety I will keep this a safe experiment by following the standard lab rules, I will be careful when cleaning the board with hot water and wiping up any syrup dropped or spilled. ...read more.

Conclusion

However not all of the sugar strands pointed in the direction of the flow (which are pointed in the photograph below), I think this is because the syrup only descended down the board slowly, whereas in a real lava flow the lava would be travelling at a much greater speed. Evaluation The results of this experiment are all accurate and reliable because the experiment went as it should have done. I think that this experiment could have been improved by using more sugar strands for a better result, raising the temperature of the syrup to speed up the flow to get more results. I could have taken this experiment further by changing the gradient of the board and using the syrup at different temperatures. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Rocks & Weathering section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Rocks & Weathering essays

  1. 'I think that sedimentary stones will be more affected by weathering than igneous stones.' ...

    NW, means North West area). Evaluation Of Techniques: - I think the planning section of my project went well so that I was prepared for it; I could identify the different rock types and grade the separate rocks; I discovered what to put in my table and what equipment I would need.

  2. In this Essay I will inform you of the social, economic and environmental advantages/ ...

    employment to millions of people to come and work at the quarry for a living. Because the limestone is so widely used( for windows, farming, glass cutlery, steel production, building foundations, etc...) hundreds of other smaller businesses which specialise in these particular areas can develop, and make full use of

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work