Do a few degrees temperature difference matter?
The device is designed to produce very shallow gradients and very subtle temperature differences are particularly relevant when talking about important processes of life.
Which living beings come into question?
These can be animal organisms such as insects and other arthropods, but also plant life or fungi and even certain microorganisms are suitable.
Which physical or chemical experiments are suitable for this?
Melting points of various substances, such as coconut oil or paraffin, can be determined, reaction rates, such as denaturing of proteins can be influenced.
How is the data collected?
Basically by direct observation, but it may be useful to take photos or videos.
How long do these experiment last?
From minutes to weeks. The melting point of coconut oil can be determined in a few minutes. It takes several days to determine the preferred germination temperature of certain plants. Crystallization experiments may take several weeks.