Heat Sensitive Paper
Students use heat-detecting papers to reinforce the concept that radiation that's invisible can still be "visualized" by the appropriate detectors. They investigate how other objects react with the paper.
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Architecture on Ice: The Challenge of Building on Permafrost
Students identify the problems associated with building a structure on permafrost. In this physical science instructional activity, students investigate how heat and pressure affect the rate of ice melting. They read an article about...
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Exploring Energy Resource Concepts
Please turn off the lights to conserve energy. Or not, after all energy is always conserved. This first lesson in an eight-part series includes three parts. Part A contains one hands-on activity and two inquiry-based experiments on heat...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Design Challenge: How to Keep Gelatin from Melting
The inside of the spacecraft Messenger, which explores Mercury, will experience temperatures from 32 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit. In the final installment of a series of four space-related activities, groups spend time discussing and...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable