# Muffin Paper Cup Experiment Essay

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DESIGN PSOW Ajit Rajendran 13H To Determine the Time Taken for a muffin paper cup to reach the ground, while Changing the Height of each experiment Introduction: In this experiment the aim is to determine the time taken for an empty muffin paper cup to reach the ground, by changing the height the empty cup is dropped from. Both variable mentioned are going to measured (height and time taken), when conducting the experiment. In order to have a fair experiment, certain factors will be kept the same throughout the experiment: the same paper cup will be used, the dimensions of the paper cup will be constant (where external factors do not affect the shape), the method in which the paper cup will be dropped. There will be a trend of the time …show more content…

Record the readings for the time taken, for the particular height (the paper cup was dropped from). Repeat this process (using the same equipment), by varying the height of paper cup from the ground (with a specific difference in height, in each experiment). The independent variable, which is the height the empty muffin paper cup is dropped from, will start at 1 metre and the increase in height will be 0.5 m in each experiment. The use of the clamp stand is effective in this experiment because it will always control or keep constant, the height in which the paper cup is dropped from, unlike somebody dropping the paper cup using his/her hands. The dependent variable, which is the time taken for the empty muffin paper cup to touch the ground (immediately after it was dropped). This will be measured using a stopwatch, which will start when the paper cup is dropped, and stopped when the paper cup touches the ground. This will be done on table, preferably inside a science laboratory. (The table will be parallel to the muffin paper cup). Thus the measurements will repeat for each experiment, where the paper cup’s height from the ground varies in each