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Science - 4th Grade
Standard 2 Objective 3
1 class periods of 30 minutes each
Students build water thermometers out of straws and film canisters.
For the Teacher:
Atmospheric temperature can be affected by sunlight, wind, latitude, altitude, and the land surface. Temperature can also be affected by surface reflections. Heat is a form of energy caused by the internal motion of molecules. The slower the molecules are moving, the less heat is present. Temperature is a measure of heat energy in a substance.
Check the each student's thermometer for accuracy. If the thermometer measures temperature, the student completed the assignment.