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Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble: The International Boiling Point Project

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Visit this site: http://www.ciese.org/curriculum/boilproj/

Author:Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)
Description: People from all over the world boil water at different elevations and post data to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point. Anyone can boil water, record information, and send it in for inclusion in the database of results. Students can analyze all the data to answer the question: What causes a pot of water to boil? Participation is invited at any time during the project's three-month span. Developed and managed by the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Internet-Based Projects
Math Topics: Temperature, Data Analysis, Graphing of Data, Physics

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