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Heating of Land and Water

Figure from experiment 2 from Middle School Science with Vernier

Introduction

How fast land and water heat and cool influences our weather. In Part I of this experiment, you will heat sand and water. You will use two Temperature Probes to see which heats faster. In Part II, you will allow warm sand and warm water to cool. This time you will use two Temperature Probes to see which cools faster. You will then apply your results.

Objectives

In this experiment, you will

  • Measure temperature.
  • Calculate temperature changes.
  • Apply your results.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 2 from Middle School Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Middle School Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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