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Carolina™ Heat System Physics Kit

Item # 751169 Online Only

Grade 11–College. Explore all aspects of thermodynamics through fundamental lab activities and demonstrations. Make observations and measurements while exploring gas laws, equations of state, Newton’s law of cooling, calorimeters, specific heat, linear expansion, and more. A hot plate and general lab equipment are needed but not supplied. Includes instructions. Suitable for 1 group of students.



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Grade 11–College. The Carolina™ Heat System Physics Kit comes with 54 components, including all the thermometers, beakers, tubes, and vessels needed to investigate core concepts in introductory thermodynamics. Kit has enough material for 1 group of 2 to 4 students to perform all the activities. Kit components come in a metal ballistics case with high-density foam inserts for easy storage and long life. A hot plate and general lab equipment are needed but not supplied.

The included experiment guide covers 15 activities:

  • Psychrometry
  • The Hot Tea Problem: Newton’s Law of Cooling
  • Specific Heat of Several Metals
  • Specific Heat of Water
  • Expansion of Water
  • Heat of Fusion
  • Linear Expansion of a Solid
  • Phase Transitions and Cooling Curves
  • Heat Conduction in a Rod
  • Convective Heat Transfer
  • Pulse Glass
  • Expansion of Gas
  • Expansion of Liquid
  • The Thermocouple
  • The Thermostat

  • This item is only available at Carolina.com.

Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Beaker, 500 mL 1 Included
Beaker, 250 mL 1 Included
Beaker, 100 mL 1 Included
Graduated Cylinder, 100 mL 1 Included
Centrifuge Tube, 100 mL 1 Included
Filtering Flask with Side Tube, 500 mL 1 Included
U-Shaped Glass Tube 1 Included
Thermal Insulation Jacket 1 Included
U-Shaped Rods, Aluminum 3 Included
U-Shaped Rods, Brass 3 Included
U-Shaped Rods, Stainless Steel 3 Included
Pulse Glass 1 Included
Glass Tube 1 Included
Stand 1 Included
Plastic Heads with Knobs 3 Included
Thermocouple 1 Included
Silicon Tubing 1 Included
Extension Clamps with Rod 2 Included
Alcohol Thermometers (-10 to 110° C) 2 Included
Rubber Stopper, Solid, for Filtering Flask 1 Included
Rubber Stopper, 1 Hole, for Filtering Flask 1 Included
Bimetallic Strip 1 Included
Digital Multimeter 1 Included
Calorimeter Cup with Lid 1 Included
Banana Plug Cords 2 Included
Paraffin Cubes, 1” 4 Included
Stainless Steel Cylinder (for linear thermal expansion) 1 Included
Aluminum Cylinder (for linear thermal expansion) 1 Included
Retort Ring 1 Included
Specific Heat Cylinders Set (iron, brass, lead, and copper) 1 Included
Piece of Wire Mesh 1 Included
Bunsen Burner 1 Included
Tripod Stand for Bunsen Burner 1 Included
Gas Burner Tubing 1 Included
Micrometer with Dial Gauge (0-10 mm, sensitivity 0.01 mm) 1 Included
Food Coloring, Bottle 1 Included
Instruction Manual 1 Included
Timer 1 Needed, Not Supplied
Meter Stick 1 Needed, Not Supplied
Rubber Band or Piece of String 1 Needed, Not Supplied
Tongs 1 Needed, Not Supplied
Balance or Scale 1 Needed, Not Supplied
Banana Plug Cords 2 Needed, Not Supplied
Two Cell Battery Holder 1 Needed, Not Supplied
Single Cell Battery Holder 1 Needed, Not Supplied
Hot Plate 1 Needed, Not Supplied
AA Batteries (1.5 V) 3 Needed, Not Supplied
Tape Needed, Not Supplied
Cotton Cloth (for wet bulb thermometer) Needed, Not Supplied
Silicone Grease Needed, Not Supplied
Insulated Gloves (1 pair per student) Needed, Not Supplied
Aprons (1 per student) Needed, Not Supplied

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