Exercise 2.1: Can your senses be trusted?

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Please complete the lab and then answer the questions below.
1. How did you hands feel when you first placed them in containers 1 and 3?
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2. Did the feeling in your hands change at the end of one minute? Explain how they felt.
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3. What did you feel when you placed your hands in container 2 (the room temperature water)?

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4. What does this tell you about the accuracy of the senses in your hands to estimate the actually temperature of the environment?

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5. Why do you think thermometers are more accurate than your body senses to detect environmental temperatures?

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