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- Heat & Thermodynamics
Heat and Temperature - Student Laboratory Kit
AP7017
This “series” of four hands-on experiments and one demonstration will provide students with an in-depth understanding of heat, temperature, and heat energy transfer. Students begin by comparing the thermal conductivity of five different metals. They ...
 
Conduction, Convection, and Radiation -
Activity-Stations Kit
AP7183
Students will eagerly “take the heat” as they discover for themselves the basic principles of heat transfer with this series of four hands-on experiments. • Students first test the thermal conductivity of different materials and compare their results...
 
Heat Transfer Kit
AP4536
Students learn about the flow and transfer of heat energy with this hands-on laboratory activity. They fill one insulated container with hot water and the other with cold water; and link the two containers with an aluminum transfer bar-heat transfer ...
 
Heat Convection in Fluids Demo Kit
AP7207
Heat transfer by convection occurs continuously, but is usually only felt, seldom “seen.” Two innovative demonstrations in this kit allow you to create visible convection currents in both water and air. Dramatically show the effect of convection curr...
 
Density Box Demonstration
AP4784
Students watch with amazement as warm water rises and cold water sinks in this clever demonstration of density. The demonstration apparatus is a clear acrylic chamber that is divided down the middle with a removable wall. Hot, red water is placed on ...
 
Convection of Liquids Tube
AP6053
Dramatically demonstrate the motion caused by the convection in a liquid. Fill this glass apparatus with water, then introduce a dye at the top. Heat one of the lower corners and watch as the dye follows the path of the convection current. Apparatus ...
 
Convection and Ventilation Box
AP6028
Help students understand the concept of convection currents with this very visual demonstration. Place a lighted candle under one chimney, then use a smoke source over the other chimney to reveal the flow of convection currents. The consequences of v...
 
Ice Melting Blocks
AP6488
Decisively demonstrate heat conductivity in less than 30 seconds! Touch the identical-looking blocks. One feels cold to the touch, the other feels warm. Place an ice cube on each block and watch as one ice cube rapidly melts. Which block melts the ic...
 
Radiation Can Set
AP5960
Dark surfaces absorb radiation more than light ones. Here's an easy experiment to prove it. Just fill the two cans in this kit with room temperature water. Put thermometers in the holes in the tops and heat the cans equally with an infrared lamp. The...
 
Radiometer
AP5784
Measure the radiation left by the warm surface of a human hand pressed on a wooden desktop! This radiometer is sensitive! It will measure the energy in a beam of radiation and is calibrated in Watts per meter. The detector is a thermopile consisting ...
 
Nitinol Live Wire
AP1937
Wire with a memory! Nitinol wire was discovered in 1961 and has “shape” memory. When placed in cold water it can be bent into any shape. Put into hot water, it springs back to its original shape. Shape memory alloys are discussed in the Chem Fax prov...
 
Peltier Device Experiment Set
AP7843
Did you know that the discovery of the Peltier Effect led to the invention of the refrigerator? Add a current to semiconductive material and one junction is heated while the other is cooled. A Peltier device transfers heat from one side to the other,...
 
Specific Heat Set - Student Laboratory Kit
AP9220
Heat up five different metal cylinders to exactly the same temperature, add each to a precise amount of water at known temperature, and observe the water temperature change. What variation! Why? Students perform a lab activity and calculate the speci...
 
Specific Heat Set - Super Value Laboratory Kit
AP7566
Heat up five different metal cylinders to exactly the same temperature, add each to a precise amount of water at known temperature, and observe the water temperature change. What variation! Why? Students perform a lab activity and calculate the speci...
 
Conductometer
AP9212
Investigate how different types of metals conduct heat as you hold the center of the conductometer over a flame. Small amounts of wax placed in wells at the end of each metal rod melt at different rates demonstrating the relative thermal conductivity...
 
Ball and Ring Apparatus
AP9031
Perform the classic demonstration “thermal expansion of metal” with this ball and ring apparatus. Brass ball passes freely through ring at room temperature but when the ball is heated in a flame, it no longer passes through the ring. Plastic or woode...
 
Linear Expansion Apparatus
AP4679
Determine the coefficient of expansion of four different metals. The dial indicator on this newly engineered linear expansion apparatus will provide more accurate and reproducible results and is more accurate than the old micrometer form. This qualit...
 
Linear Expansion Demonstration
AP7113
A new twist to an old classic! Demonstrate both linear and volume expansion and contraction with this simple device. At room temperature, the metal rod fits between the metal bracket and into the drilled-out holes. However, when the metal rod is heat...
 
Thermostat Model
AP4735
This hands-on activity clearly illustrates how a thermostat works by demonstrating differential expansion. Students heat the bimetallic strip in the model and watch it bend to make contact, complete the circuit and light the lightbulb. After the stri...
 
Hero's Engine
AP7115
Teach a variety of physical science concepts with the simplest steam engine. Add water to the flask, insert the rubber stopper with exhaust arms, and hang it securely. Then, use a Bunsen burner to heat the water and watch the engine spin! Illustrates...
 
Compound Bar
AP5650
A great introductory demonstration of thermal expansion, large enough to be seen in the back of the room. This bimetallic bar will bend dramatically when heated in a Bunsen burner due to the different thermal expansion rates of each metal used in the...
 
Superheated Steam - Demonstration Kit
AP6158
Vividly demonstrate to your students the thermal energy content and potential skin burning hazards associated with steam. Steam is channeled through a copper coil heated by a Meker burner flame which raises the temperature of the steam well above 100...
 
Simplified Stirling Engine
AP4640
The Stirling engine has been marveled at ever since its introduction in 1816. Once your students see this clever model engine in operation they'll be astonished as well! The principles involved are difficult to comprehend, so this very simple model i...
 
Steam Generator
AP5719
Generate steam in a controlled and safe fashion. This steam generator will not break or rupture since there are no seams. The same aluminum alloy is used throughout to minimize the problem of galvanic corrosion. Use this gas-heated steam generator to...
 
Steam Engine
AP5718
Need a dramatic introduction for your energy conversion unit? Students are fascinated by a functioning steam engine! Trace all the energy conversions starting with lighting the match, to burning the dry fuel, to converting the water to steam, and fin...
 
Fuel Pellets for Steam Engine, Pkg. of 20
AP8178
Fuel pellets for use with Steam Engine (Catalog No. AP5718). These fuel tablets are specially formulated to provide the proper temperature levels and burn duration with no smoke or fumes. Package of 20 pellets.
 
Electric Generator
AP6043
Attach this functioning electric generator to a steam engine (AP5718) and amaze your students as you convert steam power to electrical power. The included drive belt is easily attached to the flywheel of the steam engine and starts generating power i...
 
Calorimeter, Economy Choice
AP4533
Here it is-the easiest and most inexpensive way to determine the caloric content in solid foods. For instance, to determine the number of calories in a peanut simply suspend a flask containing 50 mL of water in the calorimeter, place a peanut of know...
 
Calorimeter, Foam
AP6456
Improve student results when conducting thermodynamic and heats of reaction experiments. The thick walls and lids make these calorimeters more effective than ordinary foam drinking cups by preventing heat loss in all directions. Their wide, stable ba...
 
Calorimeters, Small-Scale, Pkg. of 12
AP5928
The perfect small-scale calorimeter! These high-quality, 2"-thick polystyrene calorimeters allow for quantitative thermodynamics experiments with only 15 mL of reagents. Smaller amounts provide faster results so several trials can be completed i...
 
Calorimeter, Aneroid, Dry
AP9160
A specially insulated outer wall makes this quality calorimeter five times more sensitive than traditional instruments. It is constructed of an aluminum inner cylinder surrounded by a thick layer of styrofoam insulation, then enclosed in a durable pl...
 
Calorimeter Resistor
AP4733
Used to measure the amount of heat generated by an electrical circuit. When an electric current flows through a conductor, some of the electrical energy is converted to heat energy. This heat energy is referred to as joule heat. The greater the resis...
 
Calorimeter, Electric
AP5347
Use this versatile double-walled calorimeter with or without the electric heating element. With the heating element students can determine the electrical equivalent of heat or use the calorimeter without the heating element as a standard double-walle...
 
Hand Boiler
AP9293
Amaze your students by having liquid boil with the touch of your hand. You can even perform a fractional distillation (instructions included). There is no end to the fun and learning with the Hand Boiler.
 
Pulse Glass
AP5713
Dramatic demonstration with only the heat from your hand. Two glass bulbs are connected with a glass tube and contain a colored, volatile liquid. Holding one of the bulbs in your hand causes the liquid to boil causing vapor to move into the other bul...
 
LED Micro Light, Orange
AP7778
Demonstrate the effect of wavelength on light energy and phosphorescence with different color LED micro lights; or use as colorful flashlights. Miniature, keychain-style. For free activity instructions, please contact Flinn Scientific and request...
 
LED Micro Light, Purple
AP7779
Demonstrate the effect of wavelength on light energy and phosphorescence with different color LED micro lights; or use as colorful flashlights. Miniature, keychain-style. For free activity instructions, please contact Flinn Scientific and request...
 
LED Micro Light, Green
AP7780
Demonstrate the effect of wavelength on light energy and phosphorescence with different color LED micro lights; or use as colorful flashlights. Miniature, keychain-style. For free activity instructions, please contact Flinn Scientific and request...
 
LED Micro Light, Blue
AP7781
Demonstrate the effect of wavelength on light energy and phosphorescence with different color LED micro lights; or use as colorful flashlights. Miniature, keychain-style. For free activity instructions, please contact Flinn Scientific and request...
 
LED Micro Light, Red
AP7782
Demonstrate the effect of wavelength on light energy and phosphorescence with different color LED micro lights; or use as colorful flashlights. Miniature, keychain-style. For free activity instructions, please contact Flinn Scientific and request...
 
LED Micro Light, White
AP7783
Demonstrate the effect of wavelength on light energy and phosphorescence with different color LED micro lights; or use as colorful flashlights. Miniature, keychain-style. For free activity instructions, please contact Flinn Scientific and request...
 
LED Micro Light, Yellow
AP7784
Demonstrate the effect of wavelength on light energy and phosphorescence with different color LED micro lights; or use as colorful flashlights. Miniature, keychain-style. For free activity instructions, please contact Flinn Scientific and request...
 
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