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I'm Melting, I'm Melting

Updated on 11/21/2016

Activity Overview

Students will use the Vernier EasyTemp© temperature sensor to determine the change in thermal energy for a given mass of ice, the heat of fusion of ice, and percent error.

Key Steps

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    Students use a cup of ice water and the EasyTemp probe to collect the temperature of a cup of ice water and its mass as the ice melts.

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    Students then analyze the data calculating the change in thermal energy and the percent error in their calculations.