#48 – Explode a Bottle in the Freezer

In the category of “finding the silver lining”, our pal (and recent guest contributer), Deb Nies turned her freezer disaster into a laboratory for scientific exploration.
Kitchen Adventure

Following the inadvertent bottle break, we hypothesized why the bottle broke where it did. We talked about water’s power of freezing and expansion in nature; not to mention how it has widened the cracks in our garage floor during Wisconsin winters.

Cracks in concrete don’t look like the cracks in glass, but they are both created by the application of expansion forces. Making the connection (or hypothesis) between phenomenon we observe in one situation and evidence seen in another situation is one of the pillars of the scientific method.

Once again, the kitchen is shown to be the coolest room in the house.

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