Today AP Chem students completed their first lab, where they temperature mapped a Bunsen Burner flame and a candle flame using thermocouple wire and a multimeter. Utilizing the Seebeck effect, students measured the voltage generated by the two metal wires making up the thermocouple and then converted these voltages into temperatures in degrees Celsius.
The typical process with labs and their associated lab reports, is that the day after benchwork is scheduled to conclude, students will have done some preliminary analysis work/calculations and will come prepared to ask any questions they may have. The second day after benchwork is scheduled to conclude, students will be expected to turn in their completed lab report (lab notebook original pages on top, followed by the lab handout and any relevant charts that were generated or relevant artificats). This first lab report will be due on Friday, 9/8.