Bimetal Strips

Bimetal Strips

Strips of dissimilar metals bonded together bend when heated because the two metals expand different amounts.

PIRA Code(s): 
4A30.10
Set up time: 
1 minute
Physics and Science Concepts: 
Thermodynamics, Thermal Properties of Matter, Thermal Expansion
Operation: 
Use a Bunsen burner to heat a bimetal strip and it will bend
Safety: 
Use caution when dealing with the Bunsen burner. Bunsen burner not included.