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Conclusion

The hypothesis that  cars with  reflective sunshades have the lowest interior temperature,  is proven to be true.

The use of sunshades inside a car on bright sunny days hels to reduce temperatures by about 8 to 10 °C. They certainly make quite a difference! Besides helping to keep the cabin at comfortable temperatures, they also help to protect our car’s interior from discoloration and cracking.

Also consider

What would happen if the experiment were to be repeated by using cars with tinted glass?

The experiment can also be repeated by using cars with different colors and sunshades.

References

Is your car an oven? - http://www.roadandtravel.com/autonewsandviews/2005/sunshades.htm

Cool your wheels - http://editorial.autos.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=434615

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Complexity level:
5
Project cost ($):
100
Time required:
1 day to prepare, 1 day for the science project experiment
Material availability:
Easily found
Safety concerns:

Ensure that cars are driven by persons with valid driving licenses.