# Slowing Ice Melting with Reflective Containers

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Let's find out if we can keep ice from melting without a cooler box. We'll use reflective containers to see if they can help keep the ice frozen for longer.

## Hypothesis

The hypothesis is that ice stored in a container covered with aluminum foil will melt at a slower rate.

## Method & Materials

You will need to get 3 conical flasks, 3 corks, aluminum foil, kitchen towel paper, a bag of ice, 3 white towels, a digital weighing scale, and a clock. Place equal amounts of ice in each flask and cover two of them with kitchen towels and aluminum foil. Place the flasks on white towels and inspect them every 30 minutes to see if the ice has melted.
You will need 3 conical flasks, 3 corks, aluminum foil, kitchen towel paper, a bag of ice, 3 white towels, a digital weighing scale, and a clock.

## Results

The results showed that the ice in the conical flask covered with aluminum foil stayed frozen the longest. It stayed frozen for a significantly longer period of time than the other flasks.

## Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how reflective containers can be used to slow down the melting rate of ice.

## Also Consider

Consider repeating the experiment using different colored containers and compare the rate of melting when ice is placed in containers insulated with styrofoam, bubble pack, and fabric.

## Full project details

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