What are the crucial factors that can influence your experiment?
Risk assessment and safety is important to be followed as the instruction in order to have a safe workplace.
Calibration of the equipment is very important as it increases the accuracy. The thermometer can be calibrated by using the ice point and boiling point of distilled water.
Keeping accurate records is another skill which I can apply for any experiment which I suppose to do in the future. The record must be clear to read as someone else can use it. It is also good to have your records in order to compare your results with your classmates. Make sure that all the results are written in a table and with the units.
Data analysis is another skill which can apply in any experiment. We can evaluate our weakness, we can conclude, and we can explain our result from the graphs or our data sheet.
Choosing appropriate equipment is very important to increase accuracy. In this experiment, I used a digital thermometer and digital balance because the readings are more accurate than human reading.
Following the protocol is one another skills which I developed during the experiment. By following all the procedure step by step. Our result will be more accurate.