What kind of containers should be used to test the freezing of different liquids?

Plastic,paper or glass cups?My son has a science fair project and we are experimenting how long it takes different liquids to freeze.Not sure what material the containers should be made of.Help is very appreciated.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    stainless steel would be ideal because they conduct heat well. I'd go with the glass because of it's strength. Whatever you choose, make sure you use the same type of container with each experiment. The container should be a constant, the only variable should be the liquids being tested.

  • Will
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Paper, you want the material that has the lowest insulating coefficient. For a science fair, tho, plastic will have just about the same results. The reason to avoid glass is that water tends to expand when freezing and glass will break.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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