Thermoscope [Virtual Demonstration]

The Lessons of Phyz
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7th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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2 Student Pages & 2 Key Pages
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  1. The bundle opens with a virtual demonstration of thermoscopes and a discussion of temperature scales. Next we have the classic ball and ring thermal expansion demonstration guide, followed by a demonstration to see the difference between hot and cold in a couple of ways.The Mechanical Universe's "Te
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A thermoscope is a device that allows one to see changes in temperature. A thermometer allows one to measure temperature. Two thermoscopes are demonstrated here, and temperatures scales are discussed (Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin), including an explanation for why the increments are called "degrees".

This resource is how I kept the demo going through remote teaching/distance learning (RT;DL).

The long, narrow "air bulb thermometer" Florence flasks used here seem difficult to find anymore. How I managed to keep mine going for so many years without breaking them is a mystery of the universe.


Student document (print-friendly Google Docs file on Google Drive)

Instructional presentation (link embedded in answer key)

Answer key

Here's the Blog of Phyz post on Thermoscope from when I first turned it into an RT;DL resource.

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2 Student Pages & 2 Key Pages
Answer Key
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