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A Hot Hand

Experiment #18 from Exploring Physical Science

Education Level
Middle School


You will measure the temperature of the palm of your hand and the palm temperatures of your teammates in this experiment. In the process, you will learn how to use the data-collection equipment you will be using throughout the school year. You will also get to know your teammates better.


  • Use a Temperature Probe to measure temperature.
  • Calculate temperature averages.
  • Compare results.

Sensors and Equipment

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