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Item #: PF2084 

Price: $30.00

Engineering Design Challenge

In this lab experience, students use microscale calorimeters to evaluate the heat flow of metals and discover that metals conduct thermal energy much more easily than nonmetals and nonmetals make good insulators because they do not conduct thermal energy well. Students determine that different metals conduct heat at different rates. Students should determine that copper is the metal best suited for use in cookware owing to its ability to distribute heat from a source quickly.

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Safety: Before conducting the lab, review with the class the safety precautions on the student page. Then discuss any safety precautions that are specific to your science laboratory or classroom.

Materials Included in Kit

Paraffin wax, 20 g

Aluminum strip, 6" × ½", 10
Copper strip, 6" × ½", 10
Zinc strip, 5" × ½", 10

Additional Materials Required
DLAB Classic Magnetic Stirrer/Hot Plate, 10
Gloves, Terrycloth, General Purpose, 10
Support Stand, 6" x 9", 10
Student Timer, 12-pack, 1