Thermal insulation experiment

Thermal insulation experiment

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Caption: Thermal insulation experiment. Materials to be used in an experiment to compare the insulating properties of various materials. The materials will be wrapped around a beaker of hot water (lower right) and the rate of change in temperature measured using a thermometer (to left of beaker). The materials being tested here are tissues, newspaper, cardboard, bubble wrap, cotton wool, carpet, packaging foam, and polystyrene.

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