Lesson Plan

Heating and Cooling of the Earth's Surface

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Scholars collect data from heating sand and water before forming testable hypotheses about why sand heats up faster. Afterward, they develop and run experiments to test their hypotheses.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Because there are several possible objectives, lead a discussion prior to the experiment outlining the intended outcome
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires several materials to test
  • Assumes class members are familiar with graphing with a scatter plot
  • Includes teacher background information
  • Provides data sheets and graph paper
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