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Rate of Cooling Design

9th Grade Performance Task

Developed by: RAND Corporation (RAND)
Stanford University and the Far West Laboratory, 1994

In this task, students design an experiment to measure the insulation properties of different fabrics by immersing cans of water covered with fabric "socks" in an ice bath and measuring temperature changes.
[Note: This activity can be done in conjunction with "Rate of Cooling Experiment".]


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