How Does Temperature Affect Lava Flow

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Temperature affects lava flow by increasing or decreasing the viscosity, therefore affecting the speed at which the lava flows. In the graph presented, the visual data clearly shows that as the temperature of the syrup rises, the velocity increases. The overall average velocity for all the groups who used cold syrup was 1.34 cm/s. The overall average velocity for the groups who used room temperature syrup was 4.43 cm/s, and the overall average velocity for the hot syrup groups was 6.82 cm/s. This is because, like most liquids, syrup (and lava) has molecules inside that move around more freely when the liquid is in a form where the temperature is hotter. On the other hand, a colder temperature may make molecules move less, and the decrease in
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