Using Heat from the Sun
Have students conduct the activity in groups of 2 to 4.
Materials per Student Group
- 2 cups, 9-oz clear plastic
- Graduated cylinder, 100-mL size (or metric measuring cup)
- Student thermometer, plastic
- Copy of "Sunlight Observations" page
Note: If you are teaching this activity during the winter, you will need to conduct it indoors, in a sunny window. When the weather is warm, students may conduct the experiment outside.
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Funded by the following grant(s)
My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932
Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education