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Investigating the Relationship Between Heat Loss and Surface Area

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Investigating the relationship between heat loss and surface area:volume Introduction I am investigating the relationship between heat loss and surface area:volume. To do this, I will perform an experiment where I will fill 3 different sized beakers with hot water, record the heat loss and look at the similarities and differences between the data I will record. Prediction I think that in doing this experiment I will find that the smallest beaker cools more quickly than the other 2. ...read more.


This means that the baby will lose heat more quickly than the adult will. Equipment list * 3 different sized beakers (600ml, 250ml and 100ml) * 3 thermometers * stopwatch * hot water bath Diagram Method I will take 3 different sized beakers (600ml, 250ml & 100ml) and measure the volume and surface area. I will do this by measuring the depth and diameter of a beaker and use this equation (?xr�xdepth) ...read more.


I will then start the stopwatch, and take the temperature of the water in all 3 beakers every minute afterwards. I will record the results in a table. For a fair test I will: * Do the experiment 3 times * Start each experiment at the same temperature * Use the same beakers and thermometers * Do each experiment under the same conditions * Attempt to stir each beaker EQUALLY to ensure a constant temperature throughout the experiment ...read more.

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