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Investigating Thermal Conductivity




Study the thermal conductivity of different materials and their ability to transfer heat.


  • Metal rods or similar objects made of different materials (e.g., aluminum, copper, wood)
  • Hot water
  • Thermometer
  • Timer
  • Notebook for recording data


  1. Place one end of each rod in hot water.
  2. Use a thermometer to measure the temperature change at the other end of each rod over time.
  3. Record temperature measurements at regular intervals (e.g., every minute).
  4. Compare the rate of temperature change for each material.
  5. Analyze your findings to understand the thermal conductivity of different materials.
  6. Present your results in a report, discussing the principles of thermal conductivity and their applications.