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The Coolest Experiment

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The “Coolest” Experiment Ever is a science fair project to determine whether or not mints have a cooling effect or is it just a sensation. The predicted outcome of the experiment is that if we add mints to a hot glass of water, it will cool down more than the glass without mints. The reason being is because mints contain menthol, a substance that melts just above room temperature. It triggers a cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptor which produces a familiar cooling effect. The basic procedures of this experiment is to fill two glasses with hot water, and add five mints every five minutes. After every trial, check the temperature using a thermometer. Record all the observations you have made with a critical eye. The predicted outcome of the experiment
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