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.
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 requires each of the following Vernier sensors and equipment (unless otherwise noted):
Step-by-step instructions for computer-based data collection
List of materials and equipment
Note: The experiment preview of the computer edition does not include essential teacher information, safety tips, or sample data. Instructions for Logger Pro and other software (such as LabQuest App or TI handheld software, where available) are on the CD that accompanies the book. We strongly recommend that you purchase the book before performing experiments.