The students in Mr. Cunningham's Chemistry 12 class performed their second experiment of the semester: using a calorimeter to determine the specific heat capacity of a metal and the molar heat of fusion of ice. They worked in groups using their calorimeter and temperature probe to collect their data. To determine the specific heat capacity of a metal they heated their metal to 100oC and measured the temperature increase of the water when the metal was added to the calorimeter. For the heat of fusion of ice they measured the temperature decrease of the water as the ice melted in the calorimeter. In the days that followed, the students completed their calculations, learned how to write a formal lab report, and spent some class time completing their report.