This lab activity is designed to be the introductory activity for a thermodynamics unit in 9th grade physical science. This lab activity will lead into discussions on the first law of thermodynamics and the second law of thermodynamics. This is a two part lab, in the first part students collect data and find a patter. In the second part, students use the pattern from part one to find an unknown temperature.
This packet includes a lab sheet and student instructions as well as teacher notes.
There is a follow up to this lab Predicting Temperature Changes Extension that explores the concept of specific heat which will be posted shortly.