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Thermal Properties of Matter


I7-23: Magnetic Track and Superconductor

Purpose: To illustrate levitation of a superconductor and magnetic pinning

I2-29: Thermal Conductivity - Metal Bars and Liquid Crystals

Purpose: To show the different rates of heat conduction in several metals

I3-35: SOLAR BAG

Category: I3 Gases

Purpose: To demonstrate how the density of a gas changes with temperature.

I2-28: WATER BALLOON AND CANDLE

Purpose: To demonstrate the transfer of heat by water

I5-51: SPECIFIC HEAT - ALUMINUM AND COPPER

Purpose: Illustrate calorimitry and to determine experimentally the specific heats of aluminum and of copper.

I4-61: BINARY PHASE TRANSITION - CRITICAL OPALESCENCE

Purpose: Show the behavior of a binary fluid as it passes through the critical temperature.

I4-52: CARBON DIOXIDE BALLOON ON LIQUID NITROGEN

Purpose: Demonstrate condensation sublimation.

I4-36: REGELATION - ICE UNDER PRESSURE

Purpose: Demonstrate regelation.

I4-35: LOWERING THE FREEZING POINT OF WATER USING SALT

Purpose: Demonstrate that the freezing point of water can be reduced by putting ice in a salt water bath.

I4-34: HAND WARMER

Purpose: Demonstrate the heat of fusion.

I4-33: CRYOPHORUS

Purpose: Illustrate freezing caused by cooling by evaporation.

I4-19: CONDENSATION OF STEAM - SODA CAN COLLAPSE

Purpose: Surprising demonstration using condensation of steam.

I4-18: PULSE GLASS

Purpose: Illustrate change of phase between liquid and vapor in an confined fluid.

I4-17: AIR BALLOON ON LIQUID NITROGEN

Purpose: Demonstrate dramatically that the volume of vapor is greater than the volume of the same amount of liquid.

I4-16: DRINKING BIRD

Purpose: Stimulate thought about heat exchange and liquid-vapor phase transitions.

K6-22: ENERGY CONVERSION - IMMERSION HEATER

Purpose: Demonstrate quantitatively the conversion of electrical energy into heat.

K6-21: HEATING IN CURRENT-CARRYING WIRE

Purpose: Show the conversion of electrical energy into heat.
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