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Science - 4th Grade
Standard 1 Objective 1
This activity will help students differentiate between heat and temperature.
This activity is designed to develop the concept of heat's influence on solid and liquid water. The activity should also help students differentiate between heat and temperature. Heat is a form of energy that is passed from one object to another because of a difference in temperature. Solid water (ice) remains at approximately the same temperature until it is entirely melted. Heat is being applied throughout this experiment, but the ice absorbs the heat energy until it melts and then the heat increases the temperature of the water.
1. Use science process and thinking skills
2. Manifest scientific attitudes and interests
Pre-Assessment/Invitation to Learn
Prepare the students for this activity by brainstorming with them ideas of how to melt ice in a cup without touching the ice.