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.