In Experiment 1, you are measuring the BASE CASE. That means that you will find out the basic way your Energy House works that you can compare all the future experiments to.
1. Make the house model. For this experiment, don't cut out any windows.
2. Fill the can with hot water, place it in the house and put on the ceiling. The can of hot water is the furnace of the Energy House. It heats up the inside of the house, and you measure how long it takes for the Energy House to get cold again.
Remember, always use the same temperature water at the start of each experiment, and fill the can with exactly the same amount of water each time. Then, decide if you're going to check the temperature every 15 minutes or 20 minutes. It doesn't matter which, but once you choose then you need to always do it the same way for all the experiments. Otherwise when you graph your results, it won't make much sense
3. Graph the temperatures. To learn about making a graph, click here.