Education Technology

What is Boiling?

Activity Overview

We will investigate the effects of heat on matter by studying boiling water

Before the Activity

Set up the equipment.

During the Activity

  • Fill a beaker about half full with tap water.
  • Fill a test tube with tap water. Rest the open end of the test tube on the bottom of the beaker as shown in the diagram. Be sure that the test tube is completely filled with water.
  • Suspend the temp probe in the water as shown in the diagram. Make sure the tip of the thermometer is under water but is not touching the beaker.
  • After the Activity

    Compare your observations of the boiling of tap water and the boiling of previously boiled water.