How does a pressure cooker work? (task) © Siemens Stiftung 2017 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

How does a pressure cooker work? (task)

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Worksheet:
The task of finding out how a pressure cooker works is presented as a contextual scenario.

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2018-03-14
A short story leads to the task’s question. The students should find out why a pressure cooker can be especially advantageous for cooking at higher altitudes. The phase diagram of water is provided as an aid.
Incremental hints for answering this task are available under “How does a pressure cooker work? (hints for printing)” or “How does a pressure cooker work? (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 “How does a pressure cooker work? (teacher information).”
Worksheet (printable)
Physics
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Gas; Pressure (physics); State of aggregation
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