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Observation

It  was observed that the temperature of the copper wire  increased along the length of the wire, more quickly than the others.

Wire type

Temperature along the wire at distance from heat source (°C)

0mm

200mm

400mm

600m

800mm

1000mm

Copper

98.0

94.5

91.0

87.5

84.0

80.5

Aluminum

94.5

88.5

82.5

76.5

70.5

64.5

Steel

82.5

69.5

56.5

43.5

33.5

29.5

The graph below represents the results of our science fair project:

thermal conductivity science fair project

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Complexity level:
7
Project cost ($):
30
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 1 hour for the science project experiment
Material availability:
Easily found at a hobby store
Safety concerns:

Handle boiling water very carefully – adult assistance is required.