Linear expansion of solid bodies

Article no. P1291500 | Type: Experiments

20 Minutes
30 Minutes
grades 7-10

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DEMO advanced Physics Set Heat

Article no. 15530-88 | Type: Set

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A solid changes its geometrics under influence of heat, the effect is called heat expansion. In this experiment different metal tubes are heated with steam to investigate their linear expansion. The linear expansion is made visual by a rotating shaft with a pointer, over which the tube can glide. The expansion of different materials is compared.


  • Optimised for demonstration experiments: Transformation from horizontal into vertical direction
  • Demonstrative measurement value indication using Cobra4 MobileLink2 with large-scale display
  • Secure fastening of burners and hot vessels
  • Glass equipment, liquid levels and flowing liquids can be observed easily on the plain background

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(de) Versuchsbeschreibung
p1291500d .pdf
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(en) Experiment guide
p1291500e .pdf
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