Heat Capacity of Water

Heat Capacity of Water


The materials that were used to test in this project includes sand, water, salt,oil,soil and tape.


Take a container place a material inside it along with a two thermometer, one at a depth of two centimeter each and another on the surface. Now turn on a lamp for one hour. Place this lamp at a distance of few centimeters over a material. Check temperature for every five minutes for each thermometer. After a completion one hour of time span turn off the lamp. Again record the temperature for every five minutes. It was conducted in three intervals for each material.


After analysing the test results it was evident that the soil was loosened when it absorbed heat and moreover it did not absorb much heat compared to other materials that used in this experiment. The water absorbed a little amount of it but it was not released, it kept in it. The oil absorbed a lot of heat compared to other materials and it ended by losing lots it but not at the rate of earth materials.


This working science model for class 10 illustrates different types of materials absorbs and releases heat. By this one may try to make climate prediction. Suppose if your are staying in a city beside the beach, It will definitely have a good weather as water keeps the heat. Weather over there is neither too hot or too cold.

Practise This Question

Imagine a gravity free laboratory, in outer space, where you are asked to study the motions of a large number of marbles kept in a transparent cubical jar, as you give the jar quick, small jerks in random directions. You will observe, that after giving a sufficient number of jerks, the marbles start moving rather chaotically, i.e., each marble bounces off other marbles every now and then, and takes a random trajectory between two points due to these collisions. You seem to have given some kinetic energy to each marble, when the jar was being shaken. What happens when you release the jar suddenly, leaving it suspended in space? Assume all collisions between the marbles to be perfectly elastic.