Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Effect of Ambient Temperature on Temperature Rise in Enclosed Vehicles

Science Fair Project Information
Subject: Engineering
Grade level: High School - Grades 10-12
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Awards: None
Affiliation: American Academy of Pediatrics
Description: In this observational study, temperature rise was measured continuously over a 60-minute period in a dark sedan on 16 different clear sunny days with ambient temperatures ranging from 72 to 96°F. On 2 of these days, additional measurements were made with the windows opened 1.5 inches.

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