Vu Temperature Sensor
Sensor Range Information:
-30 to +110 °C
0 to 110 °C
0 to 50 °C
-22 to 230 °F
0 to 232 °F
0 to 120 °F
This general-purpose Temperature sensor is the most commonly used sensor in the range. It can accurately measure the temperature of air, water, soil and weak acidic solutions.
- Exploring how warm or cold e.g. Are your hands warmer than mine?, How warm is our classroom? How to decide when it is hot or when it is cold?, How does exercise change us?
- Recording e.g. a Temperature game, Cooling rates, Goldilocks, How does temperature change as you heat water?
- Monitoring using 2 Temperature sensors e.g. Hot drinks, What shall I wear today?, Too hot!, Keeping warm!
- Investigating e.g. Our Room, How heat changes against time.
- Observation e.g When materials combine, there will be a reaction.
- Insulation investigations e.g. Heat gain and loss (See also the Vu Power house)
- Changing of state e.g. Freezing and melting of water, Hot water
- Earth, Sun and Moon e.g. Seasons
- Environment: e.g. Habitats, Pond and river studies, What’s different? Bug Alert.
- Solar energy
- Respiration e.g. Decay
NOTE: This sensor is only suitable for use with the Vu data logger.
This sensor has a particularly low thermal inertia. The thermistor is housed at the end of a 3 mm by 200 mm stainless steel tube which is resistant to weak acids.
The sensor can also be switched to show either ºC or ºF