Insulation slows the flow of heat. Cotton, down, nylon, polypropylene, orlon, silk, and wool are some of the many insulating materials used in clothing. In this experiment, you will compare the insulating properties of cotton and wool using athletic socks. You will also study the effect of moisture on the insulating properties of cotton.
In this experiment, you will
Calculate temperature changes.
Make a bar graph.
Compare the insulating properties of cotton and wool.
Investigate the effect of water on insulation.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.