Silver: Aluminum Rod
Brownish Red: Copper rod
Gold Yellowish: Brass Rod
White: Plastic Rod
I predict that the Plastic Rod will make the butter slide down 1st.
3rd: Copper Rod
4th: Brass Rod
5th: Bamboo Rod
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1. Heat energy transferred down the rod and down to the water. The energy from the coffee warmer made the butter slowly fall attracted to the heat down the rod and into the water.
2.Both today and yesterday the activities included different forms of heat. The main differences were that in yesterday's activity, there was cold temperatures and in today's, the temperatures were most focused on heat energy.
3. My results were very different from the actual answers but I ended up learning and being surprised about the ending results. I ended up being right with the bamboo rod because I predicted that it would be the last to be attracted to the heat energy below it.
4. The two best conductors were the plastic and bamboo rods. I know this because in class when we did the expire end, the two conductors were standing.
5. The two worst conductors were the metal rods. I think that this happened because most metals are a bit slippery so the butter must've been very attracted to heat energy below. I have evidence because in class, the metal rods made the butter fall down slower.
6. I think that water is a good conductor. I think this because when my family is having a bonfire, water puts the fire out. Plus, if you put water on a bamboo rod, it can keep the rod from burning.
7. I think that this matters in life because we have many regular days that have all this energy and we don't even know it! Like a said, one example is how you put water on something to make it stop burning or keep something from burning, you wouldn't notice it but you would be using heat and motion energy.
In class the wooden rod kept the butter on the longest while the heat was coming up. I think that the wooden rod kept the butter on the most because like I said before, wood is a good conductor. It does not burn in fire when water is on wood and wood has elements that do not make wood soggy or let water get onto it's body. That means that the heat released hit the rod but got off because wood does not let the heat stay on it. Therefore, the butter did not fall down fast because wood let's the heat fall off.
In class one of the medal rods made the butter fall down first. I think that this happened because when heat hits a medal kind of element it makes the element soggy and wet which made the butter fall down fast. Therefore, medal elements are not good conductors.