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Go!Temp Spends the Night

Figure from experiment 11 from Elementary Science with Vernier

Introduction

To preserve resources and save money, schools, businesses, and individuals stop heating or cooling their homes during the nighttime. How much does this affect the temperature of a room at night? Can you tell what time the heat or air conditioning is turned off or on by measuring the temperature in a room overnight? By completing this activity, you will attempt to answer these questions.

Objectives

In this activity, you will

  • Set up Logger Lite to collect data overnight.
  • Make estimates based on the data you collected.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 11 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

Included in the Lab Book

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