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ERIC Number: EJ994492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Experiments Demonstrate Geothermal Heating Process
Roman, Harry T.
Tech Directions, v71 n8 p15-18 Mar 2012
When engineers design heat-pump-based geothermal heating systems for homes and other buildings, they can use coil loops buried around the perimeter of the structure to gather low-grade heat from the earth. As an alternative approach, they can drill well casings and store the summer's heat deep in the earth, then bring it back in the winter to warm the buildings. To understand how heat can be stored in the earth and how it propagates through soil, this article presents four interesting experiments that teachers and their students can carry out using a relatively simple apparatus consisting of a wooden box, some inexpensive accessories, and various types of soil. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A