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Keepin' it Cool! Design Your Own Thermos

Figure from experiment 13 from Elementary Science with Vernier

Introduction

How does a thermos keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold? This activity will give you a chance to use some of the things you have learned about heat to design your own thermos.

Objectives

In this activity, you will

  • Use what you learned about heat to design a thermos that will keep cold water cold for as long as possible.
  • Measure the changing temperature of the water in the thermos.

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 13 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

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

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