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This inquiry-based classroom lab investigates of the nature of heating and cooling by thermal absorption and emission.  Using temperature probes connected to computer USB interfaces, the students examine the effects of radiant heat on three metal cans of varying colors.  The lesson plan is detailed and thorough, giving explanations of how to use computer tools to graph results of the experiment.  The lab is a true integration of technology and physics education.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Thermal Properties of Matter
- High School
- Instructional Material
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= Lesson/Lesson Plan
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- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
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© 2002 Dean Baird
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heat, thermal absorption, thermal properties, thermal radiation
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Metadata instance created July 18, 2006 by Caroline Hall
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July 3, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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January 1, 2004

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Topic: Heat and Temperature
Unit Title: The Relationship Between Heat and Temperature

In this investigation, students explore thermal absorption by using temperature probes connected to computer USB interfaces to examine the effects of radiant heat on three metal cans of varying colors. Step-by-step directions make the set-up easy.

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D. Baird, (2002), WWW Document, (http://marge.ragesw.com/~phyzorg/phyz/BOP/1-06HEAT/L-Canned_Heat.pdf).
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D. Baird, TechLab: Canned Heat (2002), <http://marge.ragesw.com/~phyzorg/phyz/BOP/1-06HEAT/L-Canned_Heat.pdf>.
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Baird, D. (2004, January 1). TechLab: Canned Heat. Retrieved July 26, 2014, from http://marge.ragesw.com/~phyzorg/phyz/BOP/1-06HEAT/L-Canned_Heat.pdf
Chicago Format
Baird, Dean. TechLab: Canned Heat. January 1, 2004. http://marge.ragesw.com/~phyzorg/phyz/BOP/1-06HEAT/L-Canned_Heat.pdf (accessed 26 July 2014).
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Baird, Dean. TechLab: Canned Heat. 2002. 1 Jan. 2004. 26 July 2014 <http://marge.ragesw.com/~phyzorg/phyz/BOP/1-06HEAT/L-Canned_Heat.pdf>.
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