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Cool blades

In this activity, students learn about heat transfer from jet engine turbine blades. The blades reach temperatures as high as 1000 ºC. How do the blades cool, and how do scientists measure the rate of cooling at such high temperatures?

Learning Outcome

  • Students learn how to compare the rates of cooling of an object when surrounded by cooling air, and when not surrounded by cooling air.



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