Attention: Safety Recall of Vernier Go Direct Charge Station. Click to learn more.



The Temperature Probe Spends the Night

Experiment #5 from Investigating Temperature

Education Level
Elementary School


To preserve resources and save money, schools, businesses, and individuals stop heating or cooling their homes during the nighttime. How much does this affect the temperature of a room at night? Can you tell what time the heat or air conditioning is turned off or on by measuring the temperature in a room overnight? By completing this activity, you will attempt to answer these questions.


In this activity, you will

  • Set up the data-collection program to collect data overnight.
  • Make estimates based on the data you collected.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following sensors and equipment. Additional equipment may be required.

Option 2


Ready to Experiment?

Ask an Expert

Get answers to your questions about how to teach this experiment with our support team.

Purchase the Lab Book

This experiment is #5 of Investigating Temperature. The experiment in the book includes student instructions as well as instructor information for set up, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data.

Learn More