Kool-Aid Experiment

Boiling point of kool-aid

How will adding different flavors of Kool-Aid to water affect the water's boiling point?

Hypothesis: If you change the flavor of Kool-Aid, then the boiling point will change.

Independent variable: flavor of Kool-Aid

Dependent variable: boiling point

Controlled variables: amount of sugar and kool-aid, amount of water, container boiled in, how we boil it, thermometer, how the thermometer is placed

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Procedure

  1. pour 200 ml water into a beaker

  2. test the boiling point of water by lighting a bunsen burner and setting it under the beaker with thermometer in the water

  3. record results in the chart

  4. pour 200 ml water into beaker

  5. pour package of kool-aid into water

  6. pour spoonful of sugar into water

  7. stir

  8. test the boiling point of the kool-aid by lighting a bunsen burner and setting it under the beaker with thermometer in the kool-aid

  9. record results in the chart

  10. do steps 4-9 with other packages of kool-aid
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Thermometers!!!!!!!!

Materials

In order to collect data we needed to use:


  • thermometer
  • bunsen burner
  • matches
  • kool-aid
  • sugar
  • gas
  • beaker
  • water
  • spoon

Conclusion

Our conclusion is that the kool-aid changed the boiling point of water. Almost every one of the flavors had a higher boiling point than the water. We learned that happened because kool-aid is a solute which means it dissolves into a liquid, or solvent. This causes the boiling point to be higher because there is more stuff in the water that makes it boil at a higher temperature.