Calorimeter Kit

$49.95
Item # SB-KTCALOR


Use this Calorimeter Kit for an engaging, hands-on exploration of Chemistry. Build your own calorimeter, and test your favorite snack foods to see which ones store more chemical energy - also known as calories!

More Details
Ideal for Grades 6+
In Stock & Ready to Ship. Need it fast? See delivery date options in cart.

My Science Perks members earn at least $1.00 back on this item. Sign In or Create a Free HST Account to start earning today

Shipping Restriction:

This product is sensitive to extreme heat and cold. To maintain its integrity, shipping options will be limited to one- or two-day methods to a physical address during certain times of year

Calorimeter Kit
Questions? Talk to an Expert Chat 800-860-6272

DESCRIPTION

Build your own calorimeter and discover the science behind burning calories!

Have you ever wondered how nutritionists measure the calories in a certain food? With a little math and a device called a calorimeter, you can compare the amount of energy stored in your favorite snacks. This kit provides you with the key supplies to build a simple, double can calorimeter. 

Science Buddies scientists thought long and hard about the materials to use in this calorimeter and settled on parts that can be easily and safely assembled at home. This homemade calorimeter is uniquely designed to provide data that can be used to compare the caloric content of different foods. The different sized cans nest perfectly for efficient heat transfer from the burning foods, which results in more robust calorie readings. Easy-to-follow online instructions make assembly a breeze, which means you can focus on the experiment and doing your best scientific work!

Instructions for this kit are available online. See below for links to the instructions and more.

Note: For added convenience, we pre-drilled the holes on both cans and removed the bottom of the large can, so the parts are ready for assembly right out of the box.

You will also need from home:
Household items, including aluminum foil, digital scale, food items, and long matches. Please consult the instructions for a complete list of required materials.

MORE INFORMATION BOX

Instructions are NOT included with the kit, but are available online from Science Buddies.

sc-download-button-graphic.png

CONTENTS TAB

Each Calorimeter Kit Contains:

  • 1 Large tin can, 6 3/16 inches by 7 inches; no lid or bottom; hole-punched per instructions
  • 1 Small tin can, 3 3/8 inches by 4 1/16 inches; no lid; hole-punched per instructions
  • 1 Wooden dowel, 12 inches by 1/4 inch
  • 1 Cork, No 9
  • 1 Aluminum foil pan, 9 inch diameter
  • 4 Sewing needles, sharps size 10
  • 2 14 gauge wire, 6 inch length
  • 1 Plastic graduated cylinder, 250 mL
  • 1 Immersion thermometer
  • 1 Safety glasses

SPECIFICATIONS TAB

 

DESCRIPTION

Build your own calorimeter and discover the science behind burning calories!

Have you ever wondered how nutritionists measure the calories in a certain food? With a little math and a device called a calorimeter, you can compare the amount of energy stored in your favorite snacks. This kit provides you with the key supplies to build a simple, double can calorimeter. 

Science Buddies scientists thought long and hard about the materials to use in this calorimeter and settled on parts that can be easily and safely assembled at home. This homemade calorimeter is uniquely designed to provide data that can be used to compare the caloric content of different foods. The different sized cans nest perfectly for efficient heat transfer from the burning foods, which results in more robust calorie readings. Easy-to-follow online instructions make assembly a breeze, which means you can focus on the experiment and doing your best scientific work!

Instructions for this kit are available online. See below for links to the instructions and more.

Note: For added convenience, we pre-drilled the holes on both cans and removed the bottom of the large can, so the parts are ready for assembly right out of the box.

You will also need from home:
Household items, including aluminum foil, digital scale, food items, and long matches. Please consult the instructions for a complete list of required materials.

MORE INFORMATION BOX

Instructions are NOT included with the kit, but are available online from Science Buddies.

sc-download-button-graphic.png

CONTENTS TAB

Each Calorimeter Kit Contains:

  • 1 Large tin can, 6 3/16 inches by 7 inches; no lid or bottom; hole-punched per instructions
  • 1 Small tin can, 3 3/8 inches by 4 1/16 inches; no lid; hole-punched per instructions
  • 1 Wooden dowel, 12 inches by 1/4 inch
  • 1 Cork, No 9
  • 1 Aluminum foil pan, 9 inch diameter
  • 4 Sewing needles, sharps size 10
  • 2 14 gauge wire, 6 inch length
  • 1 Plastic graduated cylinder, 250 mL
  • 1 Immersion thermometer
  • 1 Safety glasses

SPECIFICATIONS TAB

 
My Science Perks

My Science Perks is FREE! Just place your order while logged in to your Home Science Tools account and you'll automatically earn up to 6% back when your order ships!

Learn More
My Science Perks

My Science Perks is FREE! Just place your order while logged in to your Home Science Tools account and you'll automatically earn up to 6% back when your order ships!

Learn More
Reviews & Questions