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How does heat travel through glass?


To observe heat transfer through glass.


Datalogger interface connected to a PC
2 temperature sensors

Experiment Set-up

Set-up two temperature sensors to measure the temperature inside and outside a window. You may find that over a long period of time it is sensible to record your data remotely. This means that your datalogger stores the data and does not need to be connected to the computer whilst it is collecting data. You will need to connect the datalogger to the computer to see the data when you have finished the experiment.


1. How does the temperature vary each day?
2. Which sensor shows the greatest range of temperatures?
3. How do you think the heat travels through the glass?
4. How do the weather conditions affect the results?
5. Try to use a light sensor at the same time to monitor the light level on the window.

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