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.
Heating Land & Water
Use a temperature sensor to determine a property of materials that allows some to heat up faster than other materials and then draw conclusions about water's influence on a region's climate.
To understand this content, students:
- Heat samples of water and sand with a lamp while recording the change in temperature as each sample is heated.
- Determine a property of some materials that allows them to heat up faster than other materials.
- Use evidence from the activity and research to draw conclusions about water's influence on a region's climate.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Allows students to conduct all three measurements simultaneously and continuously. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Construction paper, skin-tone (8 cm × 12 cm) (3 in. × 5 in.)
Dry sand and other materials, such as grass, dirt, foil, waxed paper, wood, chocolate, milk, material, glass, ground charcoal, provide a variety of textures and surfaces - 40 mL to 50 mL
Meteorology records on the Internet - A variety
Petri dish or small shallow dish or jar lid - 2
Table or stool to clamp lamp
Utility lamp with clip, 75 W, 100 W, or sunlamp
Water, room temperature - 40 mL to 50 mL
World map or globe
The Associated Bundle:
This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 25 lab activities in the Elementary School Introductory Science Experiments.