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# Can A Thermistor Be Used As A Thermometer?

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Introduction

Can A Thermistor Be Used As A Thermometer?

## Aim

A thermistor is a type of resistor that changes according to its temperature, using this information we are going to try and find out whether a thermistor can be used as a thermometer.  We believe this will happen as the resistance of a thermistor changes depending on its temperature.

## Method

The variable we will be changing is

Middle

Then we will divide the Voltmeter reading by the Ammeter reading and this shall give us the resistance.We will do this every time the temperature drops by 10°Celsius and record our findings in a table, which will later be used to plot a graph.When the temperature reaches the room temperature (22°) we will put ice in to the water until it reaches 0° Then

Conclusion

quipment for insects, which could be harmed during this experiment.

We will also tie our hair backso not to get it caught on fire.

## Equipment

Voltmeter

Wires

Ammeter

Goggles

Gloves

Bunsen burner

Gauze

Tripod

Heatproof mat

Thermistor

Thermometer

Beaker

Batteries

Crocodile clips

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