High School / Chemistry

Temperature and Thermal Energy

Students use a temperature sensor to help them understand how energy flows between a system and its surroundings, and the difference between the total thermal energy in a sample and its temperature.

Supports NGSS Performance Expectation HS-PS3-4: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (second law of thermodynamics).


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Featured Equipment

Temperature Sensor

Wireless Temperature Sensor

The Wireless Temperature Sensor is a general-purpose sensor found in many science labs. With a rugged, waterproof design, and long-lasting battery, students can spend more time collecting data and less time dealing with equipment.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Essential Chemistry Teacher Lab Manual

Temperature and Thermal Energy