• Kaitlyn Cuff

Specific Heat: New Science Lab!

In our newest Specific Heat lab, students explore different factors that impact how energy is transferred from heated substances with different specific heats to a fish tank full of water!


Students will be able to:

  • Determine how the cube's initial temperature affects its final temperature, measured right after it's taken out of the water.

  • Determine how the cube's specific heat affects its final temperature, measured right after it's taken out of the water.

  • Determine how changing the tank's volume affects the amount of heat gained by the tank's water from the cube.

For each investigation, students will hypothesize:



Then, they will collect their data:



After, they analyze the data:



Lastly, they will explain their findings and claim-evidence-reasoning feedback:



NGSS standards supported: