Do different types of firewood produce different amounts of heat?
The results show that oak wood and maple wood causes the temperature of the water in the beaker to increase faster as compared to cedar wood and pinewood.
Oak wood and maple wood are hard woods whereas cedar wood and pine wood are soft woods.
Use the graph below to plot the results.
Fire hazard. Parents should supervise the experiment and handle all flammable materials. This experiment should be undertaken only under the watchful eye of an adult. A fire extinguisher should be kept on hand at all times for safety and no flammable gases/materials should be present in the vicinity of the experiment.