Can wet towels reduce heat? (task, version with experiment) © Siemens Stiftung 2017 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Can wet towels reduce heat? (task, version with experiment)

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Worksheet:
How can you cool a room using wet towels? Task with a contextual scenario.

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2017-09-27
A short story leads to the task’s question; two girls want to spend the night in the small cottage in the backyard. The students should then answer the question: How can you use simple means to cool a small cottage that has been in the sun all day? In addition, they should develop a model experiment with which they can track the cooling process.
Incremental hints for answering this task are available under “Can wet towels reduce heat? (hints for printing, version with experiment)” or “Can wet towels reduce heat? (version with experiment, interactive hints)” on the media portal of the Siemens Stiftung. The worksheet includes QR codes for using the interactive hints online and viewing the solution.
Explanations of the experiment for the teacher are found in “Can wet towels reduce heat? (teacher information).”
Worksheet (printable)
Physics
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Evaporation
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