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ERIC Number: EJ867155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Time's Up, Turkey--Pop-Up Thermometers
Moyer, Richard; Everett, Susan
Science Scope, v33 n3 p56-61 Nov 2009
Meat thermometers can be awkward to use in terms of placement and avoidance of bones. Because of these problems, each year 30 million Thanksgiving turkeys have a built-in thermometer that pops up when the turkey is properly cooked. Turkey timers are an example of how engineering solved a common, everyday problem. The following 5E learning cycle activity, as with all of the activities in the Everyday Engineering series, integrates this engineering concept with science content, in this case, to investigate the development of the disposable pop-up cooking thermometer. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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