Materials List: To Heat or Not to Heat?

Each group needs:

To share with the entire class:

  • beaker tongs or hot gloves
  • burner or hotplate
  • 500-ml beaker
  • 100-ml graduated cylinder
  • assorted thermos construction materials (such as water, foil, cotton balls, paper cup, plastic cup, Styrofoam cup, sand, paint, foam insulation, masking tape, as listed on the worksheet)
  • store-bought thermos, old or new, one or more different designs, to provide comparative testing data (make note of purchase price)