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Investigating Insulation with Vernier's Infrared Thermometer

Clarence Bakken, a retired physics teacher from California, explored insulating capabilities of different wall materials. Clarence used an Infrared Thermometer (order code IRT-BTA, $159) to study the rate at which heat is transferred through the walls in a model house. He used a simple cube that students built out of wood, glass, or plastic. During the activity, students investigate basic concepts in heat transfer.

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