Gum Wrapper Thermostat

by: Bruce Yeany

The device in this chapter shows how a thermostat works by turning a lightbulb on and off as the thermostat responds to the heat of the bulb. It can use a gum wrapper or a strip made from paper and aluminum foil to act as a thermostat mechanism. It behaves and demonstrates the same principles as a commercially made device, but is much safer because it does not require high temperatures that are unsafe for young hands.

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Middle SchoolHigh School

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Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2006

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