HEAT & TEMPERATURE
- Questions -
As you go through the projects, USE YOUR HEAD.
Make a list of your questions and keep asking them.
Here are some questions you should always be thinking about:
Am I being safe?
What is the point of this activity and this step?
What is the difference between heat and temperature?
Where is the energy and where does it go?
What is happening at the atomic level?
What is confusing?
Some questions about sensors:
Which sensor was easiest to use?
What sensor was most/least sensitive to temperature?
What sensors seemed linear? (Changed the same amount between cold and warm cups as between warm and hot cups.)
How could you convert the values you recorded into temperatures?
Questions about calibration:
How may the calibration curve be used to determine temperature?
Over what range of temperatures do you need accurate calibration?
How can you keep errors to a minimum?
How much data will you need?
Questions about heat flow:
When heat flows from A to B, does the temperature of B increase as much as the temperature of A decreases?
How does the temperature change during melting?
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