Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

  1. You will need several thermometers, various pieces of cloth in different colors, aluminum foil, and a sheet of plastic.
  2. Have students cover the thermometers with the materials listed above.
  3. They should then place the thermometers outside in the sun or in a sunny spot in the classroom and record the temperature every 3 minutes for 15 minutes.
  4. They should create a graph to display their results and write a conclusion to explain the data.

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