Do Certain Colors Of M'Ms Absorb Heat More Quickly Than Others

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Experiments
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Do certain colors of M'Ms absorb heat more quickly than others?

Purpose

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Method

What did we do?

My Hypothesis

I believe that the darkest color, brown, is going to absorb more heat and will also melt first. The last color to melt will be yellow since it is the brightest color.

Through this experiment, I will show whether or not certain colors of M'Ms absorb heat more quickly than others, and thus melt more quickly when heated in the microwave.

Step 1: I got my paper plate and traced the jar lid in the center of the plate.Step 2: I took the M'Ms out of the package and arranged 3 M'Ms in the 6 colors and glued them on the plate. I had 18 M'Ms in all on my plate in a circle.Step 3: While my M'M's were drying on the plate, I created a chart to monitor my progress. One column for the color of the M'M, another column for the number of cracks, and then another column for the time. Time intervals are 0, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, and 180 seconds.Step 4: After the M'M's had dried, I put the plate into the microwave for 30 seconds. After 30 second, I took the plate out and observed the cracks in the M'M's. I recorded my results.Step 5: I repeated step 4 every 30 seconds until my time reached 180 seconds. I recorded every 30 seconds on my chart, to determine how many cracks were in each candy.Step 6: After, I recorded my data from the first experiment, I manipulated the time, and started the experiment again. Following the same steps as the previous experiment. The time intervals were 30, 90, 180,300, and 480 seconds.

Results

What happened ' Why?

GlueM'M'sPaper PlatesJar LidPenMicrowave

3. P.2.3: Summarize changes that occur to the observable properties of material when different degrees of heat are applied to them,such as melting ice or ice cream,boiling water or an egg, or freezing water.

Heat is when molecules of any kind of atoms get more energy in them than they had before, they move faster. There are 3 kinds of heat. 1. Conduction:Transfer of heat between two substances that are in direct contact with each other.2.Raditation: Electromagnetic waves that travel through space. 3.Convention:Up and down movement of gases and liquids caused by heat transfer.

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By: Amanda Scoggins