Item # SB-KTCALOR

Calorimeter Kit

$49.95


A hands-on way to explore chemistry. Build your own calorimeter to mimic the chemical process your body uses to "burn calories." Pick your favorite snack foods and experiment to see which ones store more chemical energy, or calories.

Ideal for Grades 6+
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Item # SB-KTCALOR
Calorimeter Kit
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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.

You will also need from home:
Household items, including can opener, hammer, nail, 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 available online: Calorimeter Kit Instructions

CONTENTS TAB

Each Calorimeter Kit contains:

  • 1 Large tin can, 6 3/16 inches by x7 inches; no lid
  • 1 Small tin can, 3 3/8 inches by 4 1/16 inches; no lid
  • 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.

You will also need from home:
Household items, including can opener, hammer, nail, 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 available online: Calorimeter Kit Instructions

CONTENTS TAB

Each Calorimeter Kit contains:

  • 1 Large tin can, 6 3/16 inches by x7 inches; no lid
  • 1 Small tin can, 3 3/8 inches by 4 1/16 inches; no lid
  • 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

 
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