Featured in PASCO’s Elementary School Science Teacher Guide

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.

Hot and Cold

Lab Summary

Use a temperature sensor to observe the property of temperature, and that this property can be measured using a thermometer or temperature sensor.


  • To understand this content, students:
  • Observe the temperature of different objects.
  • Classify materials as cold or hot.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Temperature/Sound Level/Light Sensor


Allows students to conduct all three measurements simultaneously and continuously. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

Materials Used:

Buckets or containers for ice cubes and bottles - 2
Towels - Several
Ice cubes - Several
Plastic water or soda bottles filled with warm water (no warmer than 30 °C or 86 °F), tightly capped - Several

The Associated Bundle:

Elementary School Science Standard Sensor Bundle


This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 25 lab activities in the Elementary School Introductory Science Experiments.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.