Understanding Specific Heat Capacity (27 Favorites)

SIMULATION in Energy & Thermodynamics, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature. Last updated August 31, 2020.

In this simulation, students will play the role of engineer in deciding which materials are the best candidates for a building project. They will calculate the specific heat capacity of various building materials to determine which ones meet the criteria for building an energy-efficient home. Students will also do a cost analysis to determine which material to use in their building project.

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