COLOURED ICE

A FUN AND CREATIVE EXPERIMENT

AIM

To find if colour is a factor to affect the melting rates of substances

OBSERVATIONS

THE DARKER COLOURES MELTED FASTER THAN THE LIGHTER COLOURS BECAUSE DARK COLOURS ATTRACT MORE LIGHT THAN LIGHT COLOURS.

HYPOYHESIS

The Darker colours are going to melt faster.

what you need

ice cube trays

water

food colouring

freezer

method

fill the ice cube trays with one or two drops of food colouring, make sure you do one tray with a dark colour (preferably black) and one tray a light colour.


then fill the trays with water and freeze them (make sure theyre properly frozen before you take them out)


when you take them out watch them carefully to see which colour melts quicker!