# Cold Water Lab

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Introduction The intent of this experiment is to understand how hot and cold water interact with each other by combining clear hot water and black ice cold water. I hope to learn more about how hot and cold water interact with each other. As of now, I know that cold water is denser than hot water. Knowing this I formed my hypothesis. Being, if hot and cold water were combined, then the cold water would move beneath the hot water because cold water is denser than hot water. Methods Materials: - Small glass bowl - Ice - Cold water - Food coloring - Spoon - Clear glass cup - Hot water - Clear medicine dropper Procedure: 1. First, in the glass bowl, mix the ice, cold water, and food coloring with the spoon 2. Next, fill the glass cup with hot water 3. Now, using the …show more content…

Did adding cold water on top produce a current? Adding the ice cold water on the top of the hot water produced a current that moved toward the bottom of the cup. 2. Did adding cold water to the bottom produce a current? Adding the ice cold water to the bottom of the hot water did not produce a current because the cold water did not move in a definite direction. Rather, it spread out on the bottom of the cup. 3. Define convection. Infer why the current that was created during this lab is called a convection current. Convection is the movement caused within a fluid when hotter, less dense water, moves upward, and colder, denser water, moves downward. I infer that the current that was created during this lab is called a convection current because the colder, denser water, moved beneath the hot water, causing the hot water to move upward. 4. How does this experiment demonstrate water density? This experiment demonstrated water density because the cold water moved beneath the hot water, because it is denser. 5. Was your hypothesis supported or refuted? Explain. My hypothesis was supported because what I hypothesized happened. If what I hypothesized did not happen, then my hypothesis would have been