Sometimes, when you are sick, your parents have you keep an oral thermometer under your tongue for 3 minutes because it takes about that long for the thermometer to register your body’s temperature. The time needed by the thermometer to reach your body temperature is the response time of the thermometer. In this experiment, you will study the response time of a Temperature Probe in still water.
A graph will be produced as data are collected. You will improve your graph interpreting skills as you investigate the graph.
In this experiment, you will
Analyze a graph of the data.
Use this graph to make conclusions about the experiment.
Determine the response time of a Temperature Probe.
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.