Melt Proof Container
By: Trevor Meadows
Our Job: We had to create a container that would keep a block of ice from melting.
How we did it: We accomplished this by using insulating materials like; cotton balls, aluminum foil, wax paper, paper plates, and saran wrap. We first wrapped the wax paper around the bottle, the covered that in aluminum foil. This was to reflect the coolness back onto the ice. Then we put cotton balls over that, to insulate the first layer. Over that we put another layer of aluminum foil on it. After that we wrapped it in saran wrap, to hold it together tightly. A thermometer was inserted to abserve the core temperature. Last we put it inside a box made of paper plates, to keep it in the shade. This last step was to make sure that the sun, or light to get to our apparatus, because that would heat up the out side casing the ice to melt faster.
This is the cost of he device that we made:
> Tape- $15.00 150 cm
>wax paper- $1.50 30 cm
>plastic wrap- $1.00 50 cm
>Aluminium foil- $2.50 100 cm
>Large plates- $1.80 6 units
>Cotton Balls- $0.37 7 units
>Thermometer- $15.00 1 unit
1. Our device meat the design spesifications that we, and our Boss set for us.
2. The total cost for our device was $37.15.
3.Our team worked well together, when we hit a problem we would help each other through it.
4. Our team worked good, though we did have some problems that we had to work through.
5. The biggest challenge for our company was trying to seal up all of the little holes in our design, but when we worked together we found all of the solutions.
6. I think that if we had a wider variety of materials to choose from would have made the job easier.