Plastic Sufuria

FunKe Science Plastic Sufuria

Did you know that the oceans help regulate the temperatures here on land? Here’s a simple experiment to show this.

For this experiment, you will need.

Source of heat
Plastic bags (karatasi ya sukari)

Add water to the plastic bag and light a candle under it. Compare this with burning a plastic bag without water in it?

This experiment shows what happens when you heat a plastic bag full of water. It helps show how temperatures are regulated by oceans. The water takes the heat on behalf of the plastic bag and this prevents the bag from burning. This is how the oceans take up heat from the sun to prevent us from burning here on land.

Do you think this experiment can work with any liquid. Let us know in the comments below. Share it with friends and family especially those with young curious kids.

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