School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Hc-4 The Convection Box

Published: Monday 13 March 2006 - Updated: Monday 28 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate convection currents in air.

Apparatus

Diagrams

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Convection Box Pic

Videos

The Convection Box

Description

The convection apparatus consists of a wooden box with clear plastic sides and two chimneys. A lighted candle is placed beneath one of the chimneys and an incense stick is held over the other. The convection current is clearly visible.

Safety notes

Fire/Burn Safety 

Maintenance 

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