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Keepin' it Cool! Design Your Own Thermos

Figure from experiment 13 from Elementary Science with Vernier


How does a thermos keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold? This activity will give you a chance to use some of the things you have learned about heat to design your own thermos.


In this activity, you will

  • Use what you learned about heat to design a thermos that will keep cold water cold for as long as possible.
  • Measure the changing temperature of the water in the thermos.

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?

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Experiment 13 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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