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written by John Roeder
This student activity is designed to explore the energy that can be provided by burning fuels. The heat provided from paraffin or diethylene glycol is measured using the temperature change of water. The concept of the specific heat of water is used to determine the results. Included are notes for instructors wishing to use this material.

Note Safety Guidelines: requires use of goggles.

This activity is part of a PTRA manual on Energy.
Book Title: Teaching about Energy
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
General Physics
- Collections
Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
- Thermal Properties of Matter
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
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= Laboratory
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- Physical Science
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© 2003 AAPT
Keywords:
Burning fuels, Thermal energy, burn, chemical energy, combustion, specific heat, thermal transfer
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Metadata instance created January 17, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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October 25, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Conservation of Energy
Unit Title: Teaching About Energy

This student activity is designed to explore the energy that can be provided by burning fuels. It is part of a workshop manual on Energy, developed by the PTRA, Physics Teacher Resource Agents, and supported by the American Association of Physics Teachers.

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Topic: Heat and Temperature
Unit Title: Teaching about Heat and Thermal Energy

This activity explores the energy that can be provided by burning fuels. Students measure the energy transferred from the combustion of a chemical fuel such as paraffin (candle wax) or diethylene glycol (Sterno). The author has provided extensive support (illustrated diagrams, suggested discussion questions, data tables, safety guidelines).

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J. Roeder, in Teaching about Energy (2003), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3377&DocID=71).
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J. Roeder, Teaching About Energy: Energy from Chemical Fuels in Teaching about Energy (2003), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3377&DocID=71>.
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Roeder, J. (2003). Teaching About Energy: Energy from Chemical Fuels. In Teaching about Energy. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3377&DocID=71
Chicago Format
Roeder, John. "Teaching About Energy: Energy from Chemical Fuels." In Teaching about Energy. 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3377&DocID=71 (accessed 30 July 2014).
MLA Format
Roeder, John. "Teaching About Energy: Energy from Chemical Fuels." Teaching about Energy. 2003. 30 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3377&DocID=71>.
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