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Exploring Specific Heat Capacity and Thermal Conductivity Kit

(backordered: in stock 9/20/22)


Engage students with the discrepant events of catching money on fire without it burning and boiling water in a paper cup. Four groups investigate thermal conductivity using conductometers, 4 different groups calculate the specific heat of copper and aluminum shot, and then the groups switch tasks. With this knowledge, challenge your students to explain these discrepant events. Includes demonstration materials, lab materials, and instructions. Thermometers and common lab equipment are needed but not supplied.


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What’s Included:
  • 4 Conductometers with Paraffin Wax
  • 5 Candles
  • 8 Polystyrene Cups with Lids
  • 10 Plain Paper Cups
  • 1 Copper Shot, 125 g
  • 1 Aluminum Shot, 125 g
  • 1 Isopropyl Alcohol, 70%, 30 mL
  • 1 Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 4 Hot Plates
  • 1 Beaker, 250 mL
  • 4 Beakers, 400 mL
  • 8 Large Test Tubes
  • 4 Heat-Resistant Surface
  • 4 Stopwatches
  • 4 Test Tube Tongs
  • 8 Weigh Boats
  • 4 Balances (accurate to 0.1 g)
  • 4 Digital Thermometers
  • 4 Graduated Cylinders
  •  Bunsen Burner (with cast-iron support ring, stand, and wire gauze)
  •  Index Cards
  •  Crucible Tongs
  •  Matches
  •  Paper Currency or Filter Paper
  •  Distilled Water
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