Featured in PASCO’s Elementary School Science Teacher Guide
Features 29 inquiry based labs designed for elementary students and coordinated with the standards for life, earth and physical sciences.
Cars and Heat
Use a temperature sensor to determine how the temperature inside a car parked in the sun compares to the temperature of the air outside the car.
To understand this content, students:
- Build a sample model of a car and passenger from a shoe box, black pepper, paper cup and other items.
- Use a temperature sensor to measure the temperature in their model car when it is placed in the sun and left open, and then when it is covered with plastic food wrap.
- Compare the temperature graphs an examine the data to draw conclusions about the temperature inside of parked cars.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Allows students to conduct all three measurements simultaneously and continuously. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Shoe box model car, assembled 1
Shoe box 1
Black paper - Enough to line the shoe box
Plastic food wrap to cover the shoe box
Paper cup, modified to fit within the shoe box
Yarn, cotton balls, other craft supplies - A variety
Markers, a variety of colors
Tape ~30 cm
Projection system (teacher use)
Shoe box model car, assembled (teacher use)
The Associated Bundle:
This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 25 lab activities in the Elementary School Introductory Science Experiments.