Where Is the Most Heat Lost?

Use movable thermometers to discover where a house has poor insulation.

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The purpose of insulation is to maintain a temperature difference between inside and outside with the least possible heat flow and thus a smaller heating requirement. If it’s cold outside and the insulation value of a wall or window is low, the temperature near that surface will be lower, too. Move thermometers around the model building walls – both inside and outside – to locate where the insulation is good and where it’s not so good.

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<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Where Is the Most Heat Lost?. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2015, March 18.</a>

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Where Is the Most Heat Lost? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, March 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Where Is the Most Heat Lost? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, March 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Where Is the Most Heat Lost?. (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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