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My aim is to investigate which material would be the best for making the base of the pan from.

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  • Submitted: 12/12/2003
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Science investigation

Introduction

I am going to heat the ends of the different types of rods so that the heat passes to the Vaseline, which should eventually melt and gradually the pins should fall off. The one that drops the quickest would be the best material for the base of the pan.

Aim

My aim is to investigate which material would be the best for making the base of the pan from.

Research

From my research I have found out the factors that will affect my investigation are; the type of material which will be used, the temperature of the flame from the Bunsen burner, temperature of the room, the amount of Vaseline used and the distance of the flame from the material.

Apparatus

The apparatus that will be used are; a Bunsen burner to heat up the rods, stop clock to time how long it takes for the pins to drop, tripod to put the different type of materials on, heat proof mat to place the tripod on it for safety, Vaseline so the pins stick to the materials and the pins, to find out which material heats up

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