The first experiment was burning the CD to test its flamability. I used matches to try and burn the CD. The Cd did not catch on fire, it simply darkened and melted a little.
The second experiment I placed the CD in water to see how it would react, But like most plastics nothing happened. The CD was unchanged and did not react with the water.
CD in water:
Thursday, September 9, 2010
The first expiroment with a CD was to place pressure on it, by putting it under a heavy chiffonier. This showed that the CD was unaffected by the weight.
Under the chiffonier:
Scratched by compass needle:
The third experiment dealt with a lazer and a CD. The laser I used was my computers, it is the same kind that is used to burn data on to CDs. The laser's heat produced images on the CD. I was able to burn my name onto the CD using a program called "LabelPrint".
Effect of the laser on the CD:
For the fourth experiment I broke the CD to test how durable it could be. I applied veritcal force on the CD and it broke into several pieces.