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  • Objects and Temperature

    Book Chapter | March 2018

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about temperature. The probe is designed to find out whether students recognize that non–heat-producing objects exposed to the same ambient conditions…

  • Temperature and Photosynthesis

    Book Chapter | July 2015

    The purpose of this lab is for students to apply their knowledge of photosynthesis and how to measure the chemical process, specifically, ”How Does Temperature Affect the Rate of Photosynthesis in Plants?” The Teacher…

  • Exploring the Dynamics of Temperature

    Book Chapter | May 2009

    Would your students like to take care of a penguin? To be a “penguinsitter,” they would have to know what conditions that bird needs to survive. One important factor would be temperature. In this activity, you will…

  • Molecular Motion and Temperature

    Book Chapter | November 2011

    In this activity, students will see how the rate of diffusion varies in cold, room temperature, and hot water.

  • Understanding Temperature and Heat

    Book Chapter | October 2010

    Predict, Observe, Explain (POE) sequences provide an important way to enhance students' understanding of important scientific ideas. In this chapter, the series of experiments help students understand temperature and…

  • Boiling Time and Temperature

    Book Chapter | January 2007

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the characteristic property of boiling point. The probe is used to find out whether students recognize that the temperature of a boiling liquid…

  • Temperature Changes Due to Evaporation

    Book Chapter | November 2014

    The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to intermolecular forces. It gives students an opportunity to determine ”Which of the Available Substances Has the Strongest Intermolecular Forces? based on the…

  • Pressure, Temperature, and Volume of Gases

    Book Chapter | November 2014

    The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to the gas laws related to pressure, temperature, and volume of gases. It gives students an opportunity to develop a mathematical model that can be used to describe “How…

  • Equilibrium Constant and Temperature

    Book Chapter | November 2014

    The purpose of this lab is to give students an opportunity to apply what they know about chemical equilibrium to determine ”How Does a Change in Temperature Affect the Value of the Equilibrium Constant for an Exothermic…

  • The Temperature-Sensing Lunchbox

    Journal Article | August 2018

    Teach electricity and circuitry while students build a working model of thermal energy transfer.

  • Habitable Zone: How Distance and Temperature Are Related

    Book Chapter | March 2011

    Earth is the only planet we know of in the solar system that supports life. In this activity, students will investigate the way distance from a light source affects temperature—one of the many reasons why Earth is “just…

  • Lab 16: Surface Materials and Temperature Change

    Book Chapter | March 2018

    In this lab investigation, students are introduced to the disciplinary core ideas of (a) Earth Materials and Systems and (b) Weather and Climate as they determine the relationship between the materials covering an area…

  • Lab 17: Factors That Affect Global Temperature

    Book Chapter | March 2018

    In this lab investigation, students are introduced to the disciplinary core idea of Weather and Climate as they determine how the temperature of Earth responds to changes in the amount of cloud cover and the…

  • Energy: Thermal Energy, Heat, and Temperature

    Science Object | January 1970

    Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object is the third of four Science Objects in the Energy…

  • Teaching About Heat and Temperature Using an Investigative Demonstration

    Book Chapter | November 2019

    Chapters 6–13 share grades 3–5 model lessons for putting the “explore-before-explain” mind-set into practice. This chapter can be used as a starting point for eliciting elementary teachers’ views of the effective…

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