Day 32: Heat transfer experiment

I’m learning that heat transfer experiments are hard to do. Here’s one we created that is marginally successful. We placed two aluminum rods of the same length and different thincknesses between an ice bath and a hot water bath. We then measured the temperature on the ends of the rods just above the bath, and found that the thicker rod had a smaller temperature difference, leading us to conclude that the rate of energy transfer must be greater.

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