Would heat transfer be affected with
little or no gravity?
Experiment # 2: Heat Convection
Our group will be researching and conducting experiments to find out the direction of heat in Space. We are trying to discover this because we know that on Earth, heat rises but where does it go in space? This we are not sure of until we see for ourselves, and that is what we are trying to see in our experiments.
- In the ground data, the top sensor was about 8 degrees warmer than the bottom sensor. The top sensor was about 9 to 13 degrees warmer than the other sensors. This shows heat rises on Earth.
- In the flight data, the top sensor was about 0.5 degree warmer than the bottom sensor. The top sensor was about 1 to 5 degrees warmer than the other sensors.