Determining if a Candle Can Be Put Out Using Sound Waves
|Experiment Title:||Determining if a Candle Can Be Put Out Using Sound Waves|
|What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.:||The purpose of my experiment was to see if I can put out a candle by using sound waves.|
|What was your hypothesis?:||My hypothesis was that I could put out a candle by using sound waves. I thought that I could yell into an empty paper towel roll with plastic wrap on both holes with the candle in front of me and the flame would go out.|
|What materials did you use in your experiment? List them all.:||1. plastic wrap
2. paper towel roll
3. my mouth
|What procedure was followed? Provide a brief description of the steps you followed during your experiment.:||Step 1: Get the materials.
Step 2: Take out your empty paper towel roll and plastic wrap.
Step 3: Cut an opening in the plastic wrap out about as big as the cup’s top. Cut 2 pieces like this.
Step 4: Tape the plastic wrap on the paper towel roll. Tape it to the top and to the bottom.
Step 5: Put a candle in front of you.
Step 6: Get your paper towel roll and plastic wrap and yell into it while it’s pointed at the candle.
|What were the results of your experiment?:||The result of the experiment was that I could not put out the candle with my paper towel roll gadget.|
|What is your conclusion after conducting the experiment? Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect? What did you learn?:||I learned that sound waves couldn’t put out fire because I think the sound waves went right through it because it wasn’t a solid.Since then I watched a video and now I think that the it was too high of a sound. In the video they used a gadget that blasted very low sound at a fire and it put it out instantly.|