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Is It More? As Water is Heated Does It Change?
This experiment uses the heating of water to explore the concepts of density and volume. Students learn about the transfer of heat energy within the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and Earth's interior, and connect this transfer to differences in density, which in turn result in motion. As part of the investigation, students will also become familiar with the Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
  • Atmospheric science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Philip M. Childs.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-057
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Philip M Childs
Union Endicott Central School District

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation