Suggestion for a kitchen science experiment

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Suggestion for a kitchen science experiment
« on: 10/05/2016 12:50:02 »
Aaron David Fuller asked the Naked Scientists:
   HI, I have a suggestion for a kitchen science experiment - basically it's to work out the 'power consumption' of a human in watts, using a kitchen kettle and some arithmetic.  I'd be happy to send you the details, if you think it would be useful.
What do you think?
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Re: Suggestion for a kitchen science experiment
« Reply #1 on: 11/05/2016 00:06:47 »
Pray tell us more!
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Re: Suggestion for a kitchen science experiment
« Reply #2 on: 12/05/2016 17:15:00 »
... to work out the 'power consumption' of a human in watts, using a kitchen kettle and some arithmetic.

The energy-consumption of a person is the calorific value of their diet , ( assuming they do not lose or gain weight ). 

Maybe you're using an electric kettle as a bomb calorimeter to measure the calories in some foods ?

Pray tell us more!
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Re: Suggestion for a kitchen science experiment
« Reply #3 on: 12/05/2016 18:37:49 »
It's about 120 - 150 watts. Interestingly, almost all warmblooded animals run at about 2 watts per kilogram of body weight. And unsurprisingly, 10% of anthropogenic carbon dioxide comes from humans breathing.
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