Driving question : How does the temperature change during the evaporation of liquids?

In this activity students investigate the process of evaporation and use a temperature sensor to record temperature changes during evaporation of water and alcohol.

Topic: States of matter,
Concepts: Change of state, Endothermic reaction, Rate of evaporation, Temperature of evaporation,
Grade level: Middle School (11-14 years),
Activity type: Data logging,
Sensors: Temperature sensor,
Interface requirements: Single analog sensor input,

The Student Worksheet gives investigation instructions for students.

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The Teacher Notes includes teacher commentaries such as didactical approach, exemplary questions, assignments and data analysis.

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The Science Background describes the scientific principles that underlie the activity.

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