A CIESE Collaborative Project

Fall 2000 Discussion Area Examples

Below are samples of the Letters of Introduction posted in the project's Discussion area. Please also look at examples of final reports submitted for the Fall 2000 project.


Boiling point experiment

Posted by Manalapan High School on Friday, 3 November 19100, at 9:17 a.m.

To whom this may concern,

Our class is made up of twenty-nine intelligent students that go to Manalapan High School. Our ninth grade class is named Introduction to Biology. We are doing an experiment called "boil, Boil Toil, and trouble".

We are testing what factors affect the boiling point of water. Our hypothesis is the factor that will affect the boiling point is the room temperature and the heating device that is used. after our class gathered the data, a math class is going to analyze it for us and then we will all discuse the results.

Manalapan came from an indian tribe that founded our town. That is where the name Manalapan came form. Manalapan's school colors are red and white. Our mascot is an indian. He is a "brave" a type of indian. You can always remember our name by our slogan which is "Manalapan High School Home Of The Braves"

We hope you have a great time doing this experiment, just like we did!

From, Ms Sullivan's Intro to Biology class.


Project Greetings

Posted by michael tye on Friday, 3 November 19100, at 4:56 a.m.

Greetings from Birmingham, England, Britain's Second largest City. Westhouse School is an Independent Boys Preparatory school, with girls coming into the Nursery. We are situated about 2 miles from the City centre and the University of Birmingham. Two classes, year 5 ( 9-10 years), and year 6( 10-11 years), looked into the boiling of water, and wondered if the days temperature and the fact that Birmingham is 500 feet above sea level made any difference, as we certainly noticed a variety of results from previous experiments all around the world. We are building our web-site at www.westhouseschool.org.uk .


Letter of Introduction from Kfar-Shmarahu Rishpon School

Posted by Mrs. Ruty Hotzen on Thursday, 2 November 19100, at 10:03 a.m.

Dear Fellow Participants:

For a couple of days now, our class has been researching and preparing for the International Boiling Point Project. During this time we have drawn the following hypothesis:

We believe that the following elements are the most influential on the boiling point of water:

1. Heating element (what is used to heat the water) 2. Elevation above sea level 3. Continent (Geographical Location) 4. Longitude 5. Latitude

The Kfar-Shmarahu Rishpon School is located between the two villages (Kfar-Shmarahu & Rishpon), on the coast of Israel. Its geographical location is 34:77 degrees East and 32:08 degrees North, and is 50 meters above sea level. In conclusion, we feel that this is a worthwhile experiment and we look forward to completing it, and comparing our results with other schools around the world.


Mrs. Ruty Hotzen's 9th grade science class


Letter of Introduction

Posted by Tigerton Middle School on Monday, 23 October 19100, at 11:29 p.m.

Hi to everyone participating in the International Boiling Point Project. For this experiment we are representing Tigerton, Wisconsin. Tigerton is a small town, population 800, in the middle of Wisconsin. Our latitude and longitude is 44.741 N and 89.063 W. Our elevation is 850 feet. Our 8th grade science class consists of 24 students. For this project we are are broken into groups of three or four, all using the same type of materials. Most of us think the boiling point will be affected by elevation and/or the temperature of the surrounding area.


Letter of Introduction

Posted by Mt Hope High Period 2 on Monday, 23 October 19100, at 9:22 a.m.

Dear Students,

As ninth graders or freshman at Mt. Hope High we are very excited and proud in being part of the "International Boiling Point Project". Mt. Hope High School is located in Bristol Rhode Island, Which is the smallest state in the United States of America (USA). The USA is a country in the continent of Noth America. The longitude of where we are is 71.267 West. Our lattitude is 41.677 North. In addition to that our elevation is 23 feet.

This is a new but interesting experience for us. Our hypothesis on this boiling point project is that the lower the air pressure the lower it will take to boil. We are looking forward to hearing from you (the other schools) about if you are excited about tyhis project, your ideas, and of course your hypothesis. This way we get to know a little bit about you. We hope you are as excited about this boiling point project as us and have fun with it.


Mt. Hope High School Ninth Grade Students


Letter of Introduction

Posted by Kathy Whitney and Susan Lynch, Teachers on Thursday, 12 October 19100, at 3:21 p.m.

Hello! We are 7th and 8th grade students from Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School in New Jersey. There are over 1300 students in our school and 22 in our class. Some of us live in Englishtown and some linve in Manalapan. There are many foarms, streams and lakes in our towns. Many battles were fought here during the Revolutionary War.

Englishtown has a longitude of 74.359 degrees West and a latitude of 40.297 degrees North. We are at an elevation of 21 meters. We predict that room temperature has an effect on the amount of time it takes for water to boil.

We are very excited to be involved in the boiling point project and look forward to boiling our water!!!

Mrs. Susan Lynch and Mrs. Kathleen Whitney, Math and Science Teachers


Letter of Introduction from Shenandoah Middle School - The Chiefs

Posted by Eugenio L. Machado on Friday, 6 October 19100, at 11:59 a.m.

Hello! We are students in Mr. Machado's class at Shenandoah Middle School in Miami, Florida. We are located at about 25.75 degrees North Latitude and 80.24 degrees West Longitude on a U.S. map. Our elevation here in Miami is 11 feet or 3.35 meters above sea level. However, our classroom is located on the third floor, at 35 feet or 10.67 meters above sea level. Our room was not affected by the recent flooding that took place in the Miami area from the rain on Monday and Tuesday. About 93,000 homes in the Miami-Dade area were surrounded by water after 2 days of almost non-stop rain. It rained from 6.3 inches (16 cm) to 20 inches (50.8 cm) in different parts of Miami-Dade. You can review this information by going to the Miami Herald site at http://www.herald.com or the South Florida Water Management District site at htt://www.sfwmd.gov for flood information. The school is located in an area called "Little Havana" in the southwest part of the city. We have about 1,650 students in our school from differernt parts of South America, Central America and the Caribbean. We love living in Miami with its warm climate. The climate allows us to enjoy the outdoors, including the great beaches that visitors from all over the world come to visit.

Thank You,

Yesenia, Christopher, Hanadi, Lina & Ernesto

Shenandoah Middle School - The Chiefs


NJ's Governor Whitman participates in Boiling Point Project!

Posted by John Park on Thursday, 21 September 19100, at 4:03 p.m.

On September 20, 2000 New Jersey's Governor Whitman visited the Stevens campus here in Hoboken, NJ. During her visit she worked with Newark school teachers on the Boiling Point Project and submitted data recorded during the experiment. You can view the data she submitted in the Project Data section of the web site. You can also see pictures of her visit which are linked below.

John Park, Project Leader

Click here for photos of Governor Whitman's Visit