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I am doing a science fair project for high school and im intertested in Smoke detectors and how they work. I was reading interesting information about them and was wondering "why do smoke detectors occasionally not go off" I then though i could do an experiment to test certain problems a smoke detector might run into when trying to dectect a fire. My question is how would i test this properly. I think what I would do would be to set up 3 different brands of smoke detectors at different cost and test each with different power batteries and see how that affects the amout of time it takes a detector to respond, also test with objects that might get in the way of the lazer that sets off the alarm, such as cob webs and dust.I would like to know if that would be a reliable test or if there is another way i could do my experiment being more accurate? please help me with any imput of my idea, or if you have a suggestion i would love to hear. thank you alicia email@example.com
Re: What method of testing can i use to test factors affecting fire alarms?
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