Chemistry students test different types of solids for volatility, conductivity, melting point, and other various properties.
Jack Mattingly (11) uses a rubber holder to keep from burning himself.
As sucrose was heated, a strong vapor was produced and the inside of the tube turned black.
Testing the solids for a melting point was one of the more exiting part of the experiment, but it also required a long cooling period afterward.
Despite the cool weather, Kailee Wunderlich (11) broke a sweat when standing so close to a flame.
As aluminum granules were heated, the created a high pitched popping sounds, which alarmed many students at first.
Paraffin was the first solid to melt, requiring only the heat from boiling water.
The scoopula that students were required to use was large and bulky compared to their minuscule samples of solids.
Students had to be careful when rationing out materials, for taking too much would result in a grade consequence.
Kendall Keeling (11) uses a conductivity tester to measure how easily each solid will conduct heat.
Among the solids tested were paraffin wax, sodium chloride, silicon dioxide, and sucrose.