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child with model houseBuild and test a model house for energy efficiency and solar heat gain

Grade Level: Middle or High School

Subject: Engineering, Physics, Physical Science, or Environmental Science

Requires probeware

Use a light bulb heater to imitate a real furnace and a temperature sensor to monitor and regulate the internal temperature of the house. Use a bright bulb in a gooseneck lamp to model sunlight at different times of the year, and test the effectiveness of windows for passive solar heating.

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