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Teaching About Energy: Using Less Fuel to Heat and Cool Your Home Documents

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Teaching About Energy: Using Less Fuel to Heat and Cool Your Home 

written by John Roeder

This student activity is designed to study energy flow and conservation. The rate at which the temperature of water increases in different containers is used to explore the insulating properties of the containers. Students are provided an introduction to heat flow and insulating properties of materials. Included are notes for instructors wishing to use this material.

This activity is part of a PTRA manual on Energy.

Last Modified January 17, 2006