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How Do Mittens Keep You Warm?

Figure from experiment 2 from Elementary Science with Vernier

Introduction

Do you have a favorite pair of mittens or gloves? Even if you do not live in a cold place, it is possible that you have been somewhere cold or will go to a cold place when you are older. When you wear mittens or gloves to keep you warm, where do you think the warmth comes from? In this experiment, you are going to find the source of the heat.

Objectives

In this activity, you will

  • Find the temperature of the classroom and the temperature of your hand.
  • Try to predict temperature changes that happen when the Go!Temp is placed in various locations.
  • Test how warm mittens help your hands stay warm.

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 2 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

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

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