Heat and Energy

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starliner spacesuit testing

Living Space

Students will measure environmental conditions such as temperature, CO2, and relative humidity in their classroom and submit the data to a national database.
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Living Space

Photographie inbtermittente des étoiles de la Voie lactée, dans l'hémisphère sud du Chili, par Rodrigo Vidal.

Rodrigo Vidal

Job Title
Architect, Teacher
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Rodrigo Vidal

Some examples of biomass

Generating Electricity: Biomass

Learn how biomass can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Biomass

Hands holding a hot mug

Introduction to Heat Transfer

Learn about the different ways that heat is transferred.
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Introduction to Heat Transfer

Coal and natural gas fueled generator near Hanna, Alberta, Canada

Generating Electricity: Fossil Fuels

Learn how energy from fossil fuels can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Fossil Fuels

Eric and his rocket

ScienceXplosion - The Era of the Air Pump

On this episode of ScienceXplosion, Eric makes a bottle rocket.
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ScienceXplosion - The Era of the Air Pump

Eric experimenting friction with different objects

ScienceXplosion - Friction and Reality

Rub... rub... rub... Can you feel the heat? Yes? It's friction! In this episode of ScienceXplosion, Eric learns how friction creates heat and can slow down moving objects. It's not magic, it's science!
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ScienceXplosion - Friction and Reality

hermographic image a woman’s head and neck

Thermal Imaging

Learn about uses of thermal imaging as a medical imaging technology.
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Thermal Imaging

A variety of lava lamps

Lava Lamps

Lava lamps are very interesting to look at. But they are also interesting examples of buoyancy, heat transfer and solubility!
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Lava Lamps

Energy-saving light bulbs are a great way to save money at home

Energy Efficiency at Home

If you understand heat transfer, you can make lots of little changes at home to help the environment and your household’s bank account!
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Energy Efficiency at Home

People playing ice hockey

Why Do Ice Rinks Stay Frozen?

Every ice rink is an example of molecular bonding and gas laws at work!
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Why Do Ice Rinks Stay Frozen?

Kids camping

How Do Sleeping Bags Work?

How do our bodies get cold? How do sleeping bags keep us warm?
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How Do Sleeping Bags Work?

A person’s hand holding a cold pack on an ankle

The Cold Pack: A Chilly Example of an Endothermic Reaction

When you hurt your ankle, thermodynamics can help you heal! An endothermic reaction reduces the swelling by cooling your injury.
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The Cold Pack: A Chilly Example of an Endothermic Reaction

Above: Tires on a Boeing 737 (Wikimedia Commons/Politikaner)

How do an Airplane's Tires Help It Land Safely?

Manufacturing and engineering airplane tires is important work! Learn how airplane tires keep the aircraft safe during takeoff and landing.
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How do an Airplane's Tires Help It Land Safely?