2. Method

Description in detail of method or procedures (The following are important and key items that should be included when formulating ANY AND ALL research plans.)

Equipment list: 
1 x Metal Mug
1 x Thermometer Probe
1 x pH level probe
1 x Data Logger
1 x Heating Plate
1 x 500 ml Coke
1 x 500 ml Mug Root Beer
1 x 500 ml Pokka Lemon Tea
1 x 500 ml Sprite
1 x 500 ml Water 

• Procedures: Detail all procedures and experimental design to be used for data collection 


1.    Measure the pH level of each drink and record it.
2.   Pour 100ml of Sprite into 3 cups each.
3.   Repeat step 2 for the other 4 drinks. ( Coke, Root Beer and Lemon Tea, water).
4.   Make one drink by mixing 25ml of each cold drink(not the water) into a cup.
5.   Make sure all the drinks are the same at room temperature.
6.   You should have 18 cups in total,3 cups of the same drink for each.
7.  Put one of each drink on a heating plate.
8.  Put one of each drink in a freezer
9.  Put one of each drink in a normal room temperature.
10.  When it reached the temperature ( freezer -5’c, Normal room temperature for the set up in a room, drink on the heating plate reaches 80’C)
11. Take it out of where it was from when it has reached the temperature required and immediately measure the pH level of each drink.
12. Record it and compare it to the original pH level and derive which drink’s pH level increased the most.
13. Repeat All the Steps above 1 more time to make the result more accurate and reliable.

• Risk and Safety: Identify any potential risks and safety precautions to be taken.
   Risk                                                                                                      How to manage
1.Hot liquids might spill on us                                                               Use a wet cloth 
2.Liquids might spill on electronics                                                       Keep electronics away 
3.We might get burnt if we touch the heating plates accidentally         Use tongs to take the liquids
4.We might get burnt when measuring the temp for the drinks            Use gloves to measure temp.

• Data Analysis: Describe the procedures you will use to analyse the data/results that answer research questions or hypotheses

1.    Tabulate the data and calculate the difference in the pH level before and after.
2.   See which drink increased in pH level and which temperature it was put in.    
3.     Conclude if it is safe to drink when in certain temperatures when brought to drastic places like in the desert or when travelling to cold places like the arctic.
4.  If it is not safe to drink in certain regions listed above, recommend the drinks that are safer to drink

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