ABSTRACT: So you've just finished mowing the lawn on a hot summer day, and you'd like a cold, refreshing drink as a reward. You look in the fridge, and oops! it's empty. The sodas are still sitting in the cupboard, at room temperature. What's the fastest way to get that soda down to a cold, drinkable temperature with materials readily at hand?
PROBLEM: The problem we are trying to solve is finding out a way that would cool a soda the fastest. Our options are, an ice bath, ice in water bath, a refrigerator, and a freezer. We will be determining the fastest way to cool a soda out of those for.
HYPOTHESIS: Our hypothesis is that the ice in water bath will cool it the fastest. We came to this conclusion because there is more surface area of the soda covered by the water in cold ice. We predict that the ice bath will allow more of the soda’s surface area to be unoccupied. As for the Refrigerator and freezer, we believe that the soda will just take longer to cool down because they will not be in direct contact with any cold objects.
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DATA ANALYSIS: According to our data we obtained from our results of the experiment that the ice in water bath was the most effective way of cooling the soda fastest. The second fastest was ice bath, third was freezer, and the fourth fastest was the freezer!
CONCLUSION: Our data shows that the fastest way to cool a soda is when you place it into an ice in water bath. This shows that our hypothesis was correct, which states that the fastest way to cool a soda was the ice in water bath.