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Hot Air, Cold Body: Using Newton's law of cooling to determine time of death

Published on 06/18/2013

Activity Overview

Use Newton's law of cooling to narrow down the number of suspects by determining when the victim was killed.

Objectives

Use Newton's law of cooling to narrow down the number of suspects by determining when the victim was killed.

About the Lesson

  • Teaching time: one class period
  • This lab introduces a practical use for Newton's law of cooling and the equation that describes it.