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Conductors of Heat: Hot Spoons
This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to investigate how different materials vary in their conduction of heat.
What Causes Wind?
In this sunny day experiment, learners measure and compare how quickly light and dark colored materials absorb heat.
Cool off in the heat with this project! Learners use simple materials to build a fan that runs on a motor.
Solar Water Heater
Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy.
Cake by ConductionAdd to list Details
In this demonstration, cook a cake using the heat produced when the cake batter conducts an electric current.
Give and TakeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore liquid crystals, light and temperature. Using a postcard made of temperature-sensitive liquid crystal material, learners monitor temperature changes.
Liquid Crystal ThermometersAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore liquid crystal thermometers to observe how heat flows by conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation.
Hot Cans and Cold Cans
Learners apply their knowledge of heat transfer to design two cans - one that will retain heat and one that will cool down quickly.
Milli's Insulation Investigation
In this activity on page 2 of the PDF, learners test different materials to find out which is the best insulator.
Conduct a simple experiment to explore how temperature changes can make things expand or contract.
Keep it Cool
In this activity, learners explore how engineers have met the challenge of keeping foods, liquids, and other items cool.