Hold the Heat: Global Warming and Calorimetry
SMC Affiliated Work
School of Science
Environmental and Earth Science
Publication / Conference / Sponsorship
Journal of Chemical Education
In this Activity, students perform quantitative calorimetric measurements on samples of ice/water heated by incandescent light bulbs and/or convection with room-temperature surroundings. They measure and graph temperature as a function of time. They observe that the temperature of the ice water samples remains constant for a time as the ice melts. This is linked with the topic of global warming.
Environmental Chemistry, JCE Classroom Activity, Hands-On Learning, Manipulatives, Calorimetry, Thermochemistry
Earth Sciences | Environmental Sciences
Burley, J. D. & Johnston, H. S. (2008). Hold the Heat: Global Warming and Calorimetry. Journal of Chemical Education, 85 (2): 224A-224B.
Burley, Joel and Johnston, Harold. Hold the Heat: Global Warming and Calorimetry (2008). Journal of Chemical Education. 85 (2), 224A-224B. 10.1021/ed085p224A [article]. https://digitalcommons.stmarys-ca.edu/school-science-faculty-works/262