In this activity, the students use a portable fan to test whether or not blowing on a hot drink speeds cooling.
1. To use a computer to collect, graph, and analyze data.
2. To understand the importance of having a control when running an experiment.
3. To understand how heat energy can be dissipated.
LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS
Beaker or mug
This activity is the second of three related datalogging experiments. The students use what they learn in the first two to design and build a cooling device in the third.
This activity is part of a series of activities published in the textbook LabVIEW Lessons: Classroom Activities for Learning and Using LabVIEW with LEGO MINDSTORMS. To order, visit www.collegehousebooks.com/labview.htm