High School / Chemistry

Specific Heat

Students use a temperature sensor to experimentally determine the identity of a metal based on its specific heat capacity.

Supports NGSS Performance Expectation HS-PS3-1: Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.


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4B_Specific_Heat.docx 575.17 KB
4B_answer_sheet.docx 134.58 KB
4B_Specific_Heat.pdf 514.18 KB
4B_Specific_Heat_Google_Slide.pdf 19.98 KB
4B_answer_sheet.pdf 273.41 KB

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Specific Heat

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Featured Equipment

Calorimetry Cups

Calorimetry Cups (6)

Set of six styrofoam calorimeter cups for beginning Calorimetry

Specific Heat Set

Specific Heat Set

Has five different materials, all having same mass (80g).

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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Specific Heat