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DECONSTRUCT BY GRACE & FREYA
HOW DOES INSULATION WORK?
Insulation is a common material which works to slowly stop conductive heat flow to a lesser extent. The radiant barriers of reflective insulation system works by reducing the radient increase.
WHAT IS INSULATION?
Insulation is a material that does not let the transfer of heat or electricity travel through easily. This is known as an insulator. Insulators are used in many situations to either keep sound out or keep heat out and/or in your home. Some examples of insulation commonly found in homes include cellulose, fibreglass and mineral wool.
A possible design for our house could be as follows; a two-story house made entirely out of cardboard. Each wall and the roof would be insultated with a piece of styrofoam. A thermometer would be placed in each story and the temperatures would be recorded every 2 minutes, 6 times. This would allows us to discuss the theory that heat rises and talk about the different temperatures in each story.
Another possible design for our house could be as follows; using a regular shoebox we could insulate each side of the box and the roof. Clay pieces of furniture would then be made and placed in the house giving more of a model house feel. Then the house would be fully insulated
For the practical side of the experiment, for it to be a fair test both groups must stick to the same timing for the experiment. The times will go as follows 30 seconds, 1 minute,& 2 minutes.
Another possibility for the times could be measure every 5 minutes for an hour to have a larger table of results.
SIZE OF HOUSE MODEL
The size of the shoebox is as follows:
(Disclaimer the below measurements are for the box not including lid)
Width 31 cm
Length 11.5 cm
Depth 22.5 cm
Measurements are for the lid
Depth 22 cm
The size of the two-story house is as follows:
(Disclaimer both the first level and second level are the same measurements)
Roof 12.5cm x 2 (two parallel sheets of cardboard)
POSSIBLE WAYS TO CONDUCT EXPERIMENT
A way in which the experiment could be conducted is as follows; using a hairdryer the box could be heated up to 45 degrees celsius and a stopwatch could be started. At 30 seconds the temperature could be measured and recorded then measured and recorded at the 1-minute mark and 2-minute mark. This process could then be repeated for the non-insulated box and then repeated 2 more times for each box and the results can be compared.
A way in which the experiment could be conducted is as follows; an ice cube could be placed in both boxes and left in the sun for 30 minutes. Every 5 minutes the boxes will be checked and a photo will be taken. Once it reached the 30 minutes there should be 6 images for each box. The images will then be compared and conclusions will be made about the effectiveness of the insulation.
A way in which the experiment could be conducted is as follows; the insulated and non-insulated box will be placed outside with the lids half open and a thermometer in each. Every minute the temperature will be recorded and the results compared and discussed.
MATERIALS FOR HOME
Two Story House
DIFFERENT TYPE OF INSULATION
Possible Types of insulation which could be used as as follows:
The location that the experiment will take place is at someone's house, more specifically on timber floors because it won't affect heat transfer particularly conduction.