Melt Proof?

By Bayleigh Meadows, engineer

    I, being a skilled engineer, was given the task of creating a melt proof container that would keep ice frozen for as long as possible with the help of three of my assistants. melt proof container is easy to make, cost efficient, and works for up to four hours.

    The melt proof container's design is based off the walls of your average house. You see, the walls of a house have one side of the wall, insulation sandwiched in the middle, and the other side of the wall. Our melt proof container has a layer of aluminum foil, surrounded by a fluffy layer of cotton balls, another layer of aluminum foil, and topped off with an outer layer of plastic wrap. We also had a lid on top made out of cotton balls and a thin layer of plastic wrap.

     Our meltproof container is also very cheap for a device that works so well. The aluminum foil cost twenty-five cents per ten centimeters, the cotton balls cost five cents each, the plastic wrap cost twenty cents per ten centimeters, and the tape costs ten cents each. We only used two sheets of aluminum foil, ten cotton balls, one sheet of plastic wrap, and thirty-two pieces of tape, bringing the melt proof container to only cost four dollars and forty cents!

    Each hour, we were tocheck the temperature of the chunk of ice inside our melt proof container for four hours. At 11:40 am on March 11, 2014, the temperature was ten degrees Celsius. At 12:40 pm the temperature was three degrees Celsius, and stayed constant for the next two hours. After that, the ice melted, but it still stayed at around three degrees Celsius.

    In conclusion, I would say ourmelt proof container works. It only costs four dollars and forty cents, my team and I worked well together and produced great work. The biggest challenge for us was actually building our container, and things would have been easier if we had better insulators. Overall, the melt proof container works if you want to keep something cold, but not frozen.

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