Vertical Temperature Gradients

Explore the vertical temperature variations in a house due to natural convection.

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Explore how natural convection might look in a whole house, with or without a ceiling. Consider the following questions based on your experience of rooms you have been in. Does a low ceiling make a room feel warmer in a poorly insulated house? Would it be hard to heat the area we use (such as sofa height) of a living room with a high “cathedral” ceiling?

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<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Vertical Temperature Gradients. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2015, March 18.</a>

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Vertical Temperature Gradients (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, March 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Vertical Temperature Gradients (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, March 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Vertical Temperature Gradients. (2015, March 18). Retrieved 2017, February 25, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Engineering Energy EfficiencyThis resource is a part of the Concord Consortium's Engineering Energy Efficiency project.

Grade Level
Middle School, High School
Subject
Engineering, Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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