Physics Educational Materials
Heat/Thermodynamics Learning Activities
Demonstrate how the Second Law of Thermodynamics can create electricity.
- Used to demonstrate the Second Law of Thermodynamics
- Includes a set of two 24" banana connecting cords and a detailed activity guide
Demonstrate the Second Law of Thermodynamics with this apparatus. Immerse one of the aluminum legs into ice cold water and the other leg into hot water to demonstrate how heat transfer can be converted to electrical energy. This conversion turns the turbine. Show the reverse effect of converting electrical energy to heat energy by plugging the apparatus into a DC power supply. In this activity, DC current is given to the unit so one of the strips will heat up and the other will remain cold.