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Collecting and understanding data is a big part of understanding the world and how it changes. To better grasp what temperatures are changing and how they affect global populations, learners create a graph based on the date provided. They conduct a graphic analysis to see how temperatures in the troposphere are decreasing while temperatures in the stratosphere are increasing. To conclude the lesson, each child composes a story or narrative that describes the relationship of the data graphed and analyzed, and also its implications.
Learners investigate the relationship between the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales. Given two data points, they construct a linear function to describe the relationship, find the inverse of the function, and make observations about function values in the context of the problem. The exercise is easily adaptable for either instruction or assessment.
Students use real satellite data to determine the changes in near-surface air temperature at different times of the year over the Caribbean Sea. They discover how Earth's tilt causes seasonal differences in incoming solar energy. They explore satellite data to investigate the near surface air temperature.
As an anticipatory set, young environmental technicians watch a video about how ocean temperatures seem to be changing along with the global climate. They perform a laboratory demonstration with the purpose of observing what happens to water as it warms. Resource links, plenty of background information, and a student worksheet are provided in this thoughtful resource, appropriate for middle school earth science classes.
Twenty-two efficient slides comprise this presentation. Viewers will compare the Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin temperature scales. They will convert temperatures from one scale to another. Learning check slides with their solutions are included. Follow this PowerPoint with hands-on practice using thermometers and converting their measurements. It is appropriate for use with any science laboratory course.
Something we are so familiar with can be at the same time so mysterious! Ignite your physics learners' understanding of heat with this PowerPoint. By viewing this presentation, aided by your explanation, they will be able to relate heat and temperature, calculate specific heat, and describe thermal expansion. This is an ideal addition to your physics lecture about heat.
Fourth graders discuss, describe and track weather by utilizing a variety of measurable quantities as temperature, wind speed, wind direction, cloud conditions and precipitation. They assess, through experiments and practicing, how to forecast weather conditions. In addition, they study how to read a thermometer accurately and graph temperatures on a line graph.
A colorful "Math Card" provides a reading passage on the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales. Instructions are given for converting from one to another. There are before, during, and after reading questions to answer either in writing or in a class discussion. Instructions for two different approaches for teaching this lesson are given to you as a teacher. One focuses on asking questions, while the other uses mental images. With each, there are further suggestions for differentiation. Use this as an introduction to temperature conversion.
If your kids already know something about the water cycle, life cycle of salmon, and climate change, then they're ready to participate in an activity that explores Chinook salmon of the Pacific Northwest. They read an article and a case study, then discuss the potential or actual impact of climate change on the Chinook salmon. They examine POD cycles and create graphs that show changes in salmon populations due to increases in sea temperatures. The final assessment activity requires them to make short presentations using both their graphs and their evidence, which they obtained from their readings.
Differentiate between temperature and thermal energy. Your class will build a thermometer using simple materials and develop their own scale for measuring temperature. Discuss with your class and consider why engineers need to understand the properties of thermal energy.
Students track weather from day to day and record results on graphs, maps, or other places. They see firsthand how weather temperatures trend cooler as fall progresses and practice grade-appropriate skills in geography (map location, color keys, more) and math (figuring temperature ranges, averages, more). They study practical skills that will last them a lifetime.
Students make predictions about the book Pickles to Pittsburgh. In this temperature lesson, students summarize the story. Students discuss how to use a thermometer. Students record indoor and outdoor temperatures. Students understand forecasts, average temperatures are different in different cities.
Students conduct an experiment using the steps of the scientific method. In this scientific method instructional activity, students experiment with temperature and record their findings using the scientific method. Students complete a data sheet based on their experiment.
Students understand that temperatures in Alaska can be negative numbers. In this temperature lesson, students recognize the temperatures above and below zero. Students compare temperatures using the greater than and less than signs. students look at weather words from Alaska. Students complete a worksheet recording temperatures.