Laboratory 05: If you cannot take the heat, get a non-conductor

The basic set up: hot water in the large cup, room temperature water in the smaller cup.

Basic set up

The conductors are hardware store finds: sections of six gage solid copper electrical wire, a zinc wall board fastener, bolts, and other odd bits of materials.

Zinc and copper

[a] What metals conducted heat? Which conducted the most heat? Which conducted heat the fastest? How could we best represent the data?

What were some of the problems? What were some of the sources of error?

As a class you will hammer out what to report and how best to report it. You should have at least one table [d] [t] and one or more charts [g]. Your choice on chart type.