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The Temperature Probe Spends the Night


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 Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Investigating Temperature

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2Why Do We Need Thermometers?
3Celsius or Fahrenheit. What's the Difference?
4Getting it Just Right!
5The Temperature Probe Spends the Night
6Hold Everything! Comparing Insulators
7Keepin' it Cool! Design Your Own Thermos
8I'm Melting! Water Changes States
9Solid, Liquid, Gas: Water Can Do it All!
10Cool Reaction! The Reaction of Baking Soda and Vinegar

Experiment 5 from Investigating Temperature Lab Book

<i>Investigating Temperature</i> book cover

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