E05 : Icy-Hot Hydrowires

Students Maddy Perri
Maya Kasprzyk
School HWCD - St. Joachim - Ancaster
Level Junior 7/8 - Grade 8
Group Group 9B - Physics II
Abstract Which metal (copper or aluminum) and which type of coil (big, medium, loose) will produce the most thermal energy while in use? Our experiment is to find which metal and which shape of electrical wire will create the most thermal energy. The purpose of this is to create a prototype that will melt ice off hydro wires in ice storms.