A group of students are spending the night in a cabin. After preparing some food, they suddenly hear a strange noise from the kitchen: a can of oil has fallen down from the oven and something or someone has crushed it. Some of the students think that there is a ghost in the cabin.
Approximate time for teacher preparation: one hour.Approximate time in the classroom: two hours.
Remember safety when working with butane burners.Disclaimer: the authors of this teaching material will not be held responsible for any injury or damage to persons or properties that might occur in its use.
Preparation and list of materials
Butane burners, tripod, beaker, matches, soda cans.
Think critically about experiments. Learn about atmospheric pressure, balancing forces, the fact that temperature is a measure of particle velocity, and kinetic energy.
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