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1 Science Fair Project Does Mint Cool Things Down Davis Eco-friendly Mrs. PaceRichmond County Technical Career Magnet High School

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2 Statement of the ProblemDoes mint, known for its cooling result, really lower temperatures, or is it just a sensation?

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3 Research The prehistoric Egyptians, one of the many medically-progressed ancient societies, grew and also supplied peppermint leaves for indigestion. The primitive Romans and also Greeks also took peppermint to soothe their stomachs. The main energetic ingredient in Peppermint is Menthol, which is an organic compound that produces a cooling sensation once applied to the mouth or skin. It likewise acts as a mild anesthetic Mint, additionally well-known as mentha, is actually a genus or team of around plant species, consisting of peppermint and also spearmint. Mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any type of food.

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4 Variables Independent Variable: Altoids, Mentos, Tic-Tacs, Ice Breakers, Sprig of Mint Leaf Dependent Variable: Temperature of the water Control or Constant Variable: Water through no mint product

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5 Hypothesis If I location mint in a cup of warm water then it will cool much faster than a plain cup of warm water, because of its cooling results.

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6 Materials Pack of Mentos, Altoids, Tic Tacs, Ice Breakers and also a Sprig of Mint Leaf Six - 8 oz. glasses of hot water Thermometer Pen and also Paper

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7 Procedure 1. Get a glass of hot water and also take the temperature through a thermometer. Record this. 2. Place 2 tic tac mints in the glass of hot water and also take the temperature again. Was tbelow a change? 3. Place even more mints in the glass of warm water 2 at a time and also document whether you watch any adjust at all. I will monitor it for 30 minutes. 4. I will certainly carry out the exact same through the various other mint items: altoids, mentos, ice breakers, and also mint leaf. 5. The various other glass of hot water is to be offered as a reference. This is because we recognize that water cools over time and we want to make certain that if tbelow is any type of adjust in temperature, it is not independent of time, but of the mints accelerating the cooling process. 6. Record your results. Any changes?

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10 Data/Observations Cooling Temperatures of Mints in Water: NameStart Temp Temp 5min 10 min 15 min 20 min 25 min 30 min Hot Water no mint 41.4 4.7 35.6 34.2 33.1 32.6 31.3 Altoids 42.9 Tic Tacs 41.2 39.4 36.1 34.7 34.3 32.2 31.0 Ice breakers 42.7 40.2 38.8 35.5 33.7 32.4 Mentos 39.1 38.1 35.3 34.9 32.1 31.1 Mint Leaves 38.7 37.0 33.5 32.7

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11 Conclusion Based upon my hypothesis I tested the affects of different forms of mint assets. This wregarding determine if they cooled the water down quicker than permitting it to sit at room temperature and cool. Each was put in the hot water and watched for 30 minutes. The temperature was taped eincredibly 5 minutes to recognize if the water was cooling off. The control which was the hot water via no mint at all cooled at a rate of 1 to 6 degrees per 5 minutes. The Mint leaf cooled at a sreduced rate of .3 to 1 degree eextremely 5 min. The final results proved that over 30 minutes the Tic Tac cooled the the majority of yet only .3 degrees much less than the altoid and warm water. The Tic Tac cooled the fastest of all over time via a margin of .3 levels. This did prove my hypothesis that mint does cool water fastest. It didn’t cool it as rapid as I believed it would certainly, but this was a fun and also exciting job.

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12 Works Cited Ishave the right to G, Kirimer N, Kurkcuoglu M, et al. Antim, Mentha Poperita necessary oils, Agric Food Chem 2002; 50: Nair B. Find report on the security assessment of Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) oil, Toxicol 2001; 20:61 – 73. Tate S.


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