Thermal Expansion of Water

Grade Level: 6 – 9
Students Will:

  • Demonstrate the concept of thermal expansion of water when heated.

Activity Material:
http://education.arm.gov/teacherslounge/lessons/thermal.stm

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Global Warming 101

Grade Level: 3 – 12
Activity Summary:

  • The Global Warming101 Lesson Plans help students master the requisite background information on global climate change processes, the importance of the Arctic to global climate, the potential effects of global warming in the Arctic, and consider what could/should be done in response. They also help students communicate about the issue using communication strategies.

Activity Material:
http://willstegerfoundation.org/index.php/educator-resource-binder

[Materials provided by Will Steger Foundation and is free for download with simple online registration]

Earth’s Energy Cycle – Albedo

Grade Level: 6 – 9
Students Will:

  • Explore how the color of materials at the Earth’s surface effect the amount of warming.
  • Develop a hypothesis, collect data, and make interpretations.
  • Be able to explain why dark colored materials become hotter.

Activity Material:
http://www.eo.ucar.edu/educators/ClimateDiscovery/ESS_lesson4_10.19.05.pdf