Set two temperature sensors up to measure the temperature inside and outside a window.
You may find that over a long period of time it is sensible to record your data remotely. This means that your datalogger stores the data and does not need to be connected to the computer whilst it is collecting data. You will need to connect the datalogger to the computer to see the data when you have finished your experiment.
- How does the temperature vary each day?
- Which sensor shows the greatest range of temperature?
- How do you think the heat travels through the glass?
- How do the weather conditions affect the results? - it might be a good idea to use a light sensor at the same time to monitor the light level on the window.
You will find a sample result from this experiment nearby: here
Experiment by Schools On Line Science
Activities in this section adapted from The IT in Science book of Data logging and Control. © IT in Science and may be reproduced as needed for use within your school.