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Thermal Expansion of Water: Rise of Sea Level

Using bunsen burners, Erlenmeyer flasks, thermometers, hollow glass tubes, stoppers, and rulers, learners experiment with and measure how water expands when heated. The activity connects the expansion of water when heated to global warming and the rise of ocean levels. Emphasizes collection and communication of data. Created by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (a site of the U.S. Department of Energy).

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6th - 8th
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1 hr
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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