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This video explains Maxwell's Demon and reconciles it with the Second Law of Thermodynamics.


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HS-PS3-4: Next Generation Science Standards

Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (second law of thermodynamics).
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

Curriki Review System
April 1, 2011

This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of a collection called Entropy, which is part of the larger Chemistry collection, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about the Chemistry collection by reading its review and comments.

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