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ERIC Number: EJ860275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Keeping the Coffee Warm: A Challenge for Amateurs and Professionals
Haugland, Ole Anton
Physics Teacher, v46 n6 p372-374 Sep 2008
When introducing heat transfer and insulation to my students, I have found that an insulation contest can be a good start. The experiment is fun, and it gets students thinking and wondering about heat transfer. When they have experienced how difficult it is to construct their own insulated container, they are very interested to know how a real Thermos[R] bottle works. One could also let a Thermos[R] bottle be an extra "participant" in the contest.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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