Students fill one container with water at room temperature and the other with boiling water. A thermometer is placed in each container and the water temperature in both cups read before heat transfer. The metal bar is then immersed in the cups, and students observe heat lost by boiling water and heat gained in the cooler water. Each kit includes: 2 insulated containers; 2 insulated lids with slots; 1 U-shaped aluminum transfer bar; 2 thermometers 20 degrees to 110 degrees. Additional materials required: low-temperature thermometer.