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Vernier - Mix it Up: Combining Liquids of Different Temps

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students use the EasyTemp Probe to measure the temperature of hot and cold water before and after mixing. Students compare the mixing temperatures to a linear prediction. EasyData™ is needed for this activity.

Key Steps

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    The Events with Entry feature of the EasyData app can be used to record the temperature of the two separate samples and the mixture.

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    The formula for the temperature of a mixture is compared with the experimental results.  Then students explore what conditions are necessary to be able to use the average of the two original temperatures.