Data Sheet - How Does a Thermostat Work?

Diagram of Thermostat:




Observations after applying hot air:




Observations after applying cold air:




Observations after alternating temperatures:






1. Explain how a bimetallic coil reacts to a change in temperature.


2. Explain in your own words how a change in air temperature impacts the function of a thermostat.


3. Name an application of thermostats other than to regulate the temperature of your house.