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Heating and Cooling of the Earth's Surface
Learners conduct an experiment to determine the rate at which two materials, sand and water, heat up and cool down.
Conductors of Heat: Hot Spoons
This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to investigate how different materials vary in their conduction of heat.
Get the Porridge Just Right
Learners set up three different bowls, each with a different mass of oatmeal. Learners monitor the temperature of the oatmeal and find that larger masses take longer to cool.
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In this physical sciences activity, learners explore insulation. Leaners investigate how insulation can be used to slow down the conduction of heat from one side of a wall to the other.
How does a green roof, or roof covered by plants, affect the temperature of the inside and outside of a building? Learners design and build houses to find out the answer.
Hot and Cold
In this activity, learners explore temperature changes from chemical reactions by mixing urea with water in one flask and mixing calcium chloride with water in another flask.
In this activity about the relationship between food and energy (page 5 of PDF), learners conduct an experiment to compare how much energy is released as heat from two different foods.
In this activity, learners are introduced to challenges of maintaining temperatures while living in space.
Solar Water Heater
Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy.
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In this physical sciences activity, learners explore how passive solar design increases energy efficiency.
Bake Ice Cream in Your Oven
In this a hands-on activity, learners explore how to put ice cream in an oven without it melting. Ideas in this activity include insulation and cooking.
Hot Cans and Cold Cans
Learners apply their knowledge of heat transfer to design two cans - one that will retain heat and one that will cool down quickly.
Milli's Insulation Investigation
In this activity on page 2 of the PDF, learners test different materials to find out which is the best insulator.
Keep it Cool
In this activity, learners explore how engineers have met the challenge of keeping foods, liquids, and other items cool.