Lynn University Thermal Conductivity and Material that Conduct Lab Report

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The primary assignment in this course will be a written paper based on the third lab. The topic of lab will be insulative materials, and you can approach it from the various aspects of science as it relates to the concepts we are covering in the course (Environment, Politics, Business, etc). You may select any area of science that interests you but the topic MUST be approved by your instructor. Your choice must be submitted on the assignment posted on Canvas. Your topic will be approved on a first come first serve basis, as a limited number of students from each section may select a singular topic. This writing assignment will have a clear thesis, introduction, body, and conclusion. Explanations must be supported with examples using APA format. The essay will be graded using the Dialogues of Learning Written Communication Rubric. And MUST be submitted via Canvas. All papers will be submitted through TurnItIn for a plagiarism check. It is recommended that students submit their paper PRIOR to the due date in order to correct any issues involving citation or plagiarism.

Paper will be graded using the Dialogues of Learning Written Communication Rubric which can be found in the announcements section.

· At least 6 pages of text in length

· 12-point font

· 2 line spacing, 1 inch margins at most

· Clear introduction, body, and conclusion

· Sources start on page 7 (not included in the 6-page length requirement)

· Cited sources in text in APA format (see announcements for guide)

· Cited sources (Works cited) in APA format (see announcements for guide)

· 10 sources minimum (at least 5 from peer reviewed science Journals)

· Students are encouraged to use graphs and figures as long as they are properly labeled and cited, however, these DO NOT count towards the 6-page length requirement.

· Submit paper as a Word Document to LiveText

· This is a research paper – there should be no quotes within the body of the paper UNLESS you are directly quoting someone’s opinion. All information that you obtain from your references should be reworded using your own words as well as cited within the body of the paper. Failure to properly cite within the body of the paper (giving credit to the authors of your references) will result in a grade deduction of 5 points!

· If you want me to review a draft of your paper prior to the due date you must submit it to me via email at LEAST 2 weeks before the paper is due (date). Failure to adhere to this date will not guarantee I will have time to review the draft of your paper prior to the due date.

Outline of paper:

Your paper should include the following parts to make a cohesive research paper; remember to transition between all of these parts, not just jump from one thing to the next:

Introduction: What about insulation will you be talking about? Why is it important?

Body: The body of your paper should include the following areas: scientific background on your topic in science, , what's the scientific research going on about the topic, what future work can be done, and how does it tie into the areas of life. Describe a type or issue with insulation that you want to test. Explain the parts of the scientific method.

Describe your results. Because this is a longer paper, multiple paragraphs may be used in order to establish your point and support for each of these areas.

Conclusion: This should summarize what you discussed in your paper. Restate your thesis and the main support and have a concluding statement.

The essay will be graded with the Dialogues of Learning Written Communication Rubric. Be aware that all submissions to Canvas will be run through Turnitin to check for originality. Therefore, it is expected that you may need to submit and revise multiple drafts before your final submission by the assignment deadline. The paper assignment will be submitted to the instructor using Canvas in the Written Communication link.

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Thermal conductivity

Lab 3 draft

Morgan Didio

Lynn University


Thermal conductivity can come in numerous forms while using numerous different
materials. This essay is going to explain the importance of thermal conductivity in relation to
which materials would be more effective when conducting heat. To better identify what materials
would be more substantial in terms of the conductivity of heat, we partook in an experiment
using copper and aluminum. Thermal conductivity is a vital component of daily situations. From
cooking to clothing, thermal conductivity is a principle in everyday life. The goal of this
experiment is to determine which materials conduct heat better while demonstrating the effect of
the materials being used. Ultimately, this lab will help provide a greater understanding of both
thermal conductivity and thermal resistance. Thermal conductivity refers to the measure of a
material's ability to conduct heat. Heat transfers tend to occur at a higher rate in materials that
denote high thermal conductivity rather than low. There are numerous techniques that can be
used to measure thermal conductivities. For the most part, all metals have the potential to
conduct heat; however, the question that is being evaluated is which metal performs the best. The
reasoning for our experiment is to understand how copper can be a good conductor of heat.
Copper is used in numerous heating applications due to having a high melting point and does not
corrode. Copper has a thermal conductivity of 394, which is one of the best options when
preforming heat conduction. To test the performance of copper in terms of its thermal
conductivity, we were going to be experimenting and comparing the conductivity between a red
copper thermal cup and an aluminum thermal cup. By experimenting with these two objects, it
will allow us to better identify which objects conducts the most heat using thermal conduction.


Thermal Conductivity
Thermal conductivity is the ability of a material to conduct heat. Its denoted as κ, k, or λ.
Its form of measurement is Watts per meter kelvin. It is a rate of measurement that can be used
to measure heat flow (Foiles, 1976, p. 49). There are two methods that are used to measure
thermal conductivity. They are the steady-state method and transient method. For the transient
method, the method allows thermal conductivity to be measured while heating the sample ("FlatPlate T...

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