Boiling Point Project

Similarly, the Boiling Point lesson calls for students around the world to record the boiling point of water.

Since water does boil at remarkably different temperatures, depending upon the elevation, students collect authentic data.

The purpose of this project is to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on the boiling point. Anyone can participate in this year’s project. All you have to do is boil a bit of water, record a bit of information, and send it along to us to include in the database of results. Then, students can analyze all of the data to reach an answer to the question: What causes a pot of water to boil

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