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Thermal insulation

A pair of videos that studies the thermal insulation properties of bubble wrap. This first video allows students to see an experiment that investigates how increasing the number of layers of bubble wrap around a beaker affects the cooling of hot water. The second explains how to interpret the data, plot the graph and determine whether there is a relationship between the amount of bubble wrap and the rate of cooling. This is a GCSE Physics Required Practical.

Thermal insulation

Thermal insulation results 

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