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This Exploratorium activity uses dipping birds to provide an introduction to heat engines which convert heat energy to mechanical work. The site contains an explanation of the physics involved and also an extension activity that powers the bird with a light source.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    Phase Transitions,NSDL,energy,Classical Mechanics,temperature,First Law,Models,fluids,Ideal Gas,Work and Energy,Applications of Newton's Laws,Informal Education,Middle School,pressure,Physics,Thermo & Stat Mech,work,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061121131133310T,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,vapor,Technology,Geoscience

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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