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Make a Thermometer
Make this simple thermometer and watch how heat causes things to expand.
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/thermometer.html

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Thermometer – Zoom Activities
“A hot invention makes for very cool science!” Make your own thermometer, and then experiment to see how you can change what happens.
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/thermometer.html

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How Steam Technology Works
This page describes the first steam engines and includes an animated illustration of a working steam engine.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/steam-technology2.htm

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Polymer Crystals vs. Ice
The science fair project on this two page website focuses on a special kind of polymer called a hydrogel superabsorbent crystal that may be able to stay cold for a much longer time period than ordinary ice. The student will compare the length of time that a specific amount of hydrogel crystals stay cold to a similar amount of ice.
http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/polymer-crystals-vs-crushed-i ...

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Solar Energy, Albedo, and the Polar Regions
What kinds of energy come from the sun? How does that energy travel through space? And what happens when it reaches earth? Find the answers to these questions here.
http://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/issue/energy-and-the-polar-environment/so ...

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Measuring Heat
This short video explains how heat is measured and the units that are used.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/videos

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Science for kids: Heat
Find out how heat energy is produced, its sources and use.
http://quatr.us/chemistry/atoms/heat.htm

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Kidipede: Temperature
Find out how a thermometer works and learn the difference between Celcius and Fahrenheit.
http://quatr.us/physics/weather/temperature.htm

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How Hair Dryers Work
Read how poor conductivity of a nichrome wire in a hair dryer causes a transfer of electrical energy to heat energy.
http://home.howstuffworks.com/hair-dryer3.htm

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How Toasters Work
Heat is produced in a toaster by the transfer of electrical energy. This article not only explains how this occurs but includes a short video.
http://home.howstuffworks.com/toaster.htm

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Heat
This page will help you understand heat. What it is, how it gets from one object to another and how it is measured.
http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/heat.htm

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Weather Wiz Kids: Temperature
Find out what temperature means and how it is measured.
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/temperature.htm

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Reading a Thermometer
Practice reading a thermometer! How well can you do?
http://pisces.sdsu.edu/ONLINE_LESSONS/WEATHER/weather_lesson.php?content=we ...

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Near Real-Time Thermometers
So what’s the weather like? Read these three real-time thermometers and describe what kind of clothes you would need in that place.
http://pisces.sdsu.edu/ONLINE_LESSONS/WEATHER/weather_lesson.php?content=we ...

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How Does the Thermometer Work?
Discover how thermometers work and learn about the scales that are used to measure temperature.
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/how_it_works/thermometer.html

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Absorption - Heat
Short page with an excellent definition of heat and the units used to measure it.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/xref/phenomena/absorption_-_heat.html

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Heat Transfer
This animation demonstrates and gives examples of conduction, radiation and convection.
https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/abe-ell/science/sce304/heat-transfer-cond ...

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Measuring Energy
At this site you can read about measuring heat energy with a thermometer and practice calculating Kelvin from Celsius.
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/measureenergy.html

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Detecting Heat
Learn about the special tools that can be used to measure heat.
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/light_lessons/thermal/d ...

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Conduction
How does conduction work? find the answer to this question here.
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0063-conduction.php

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Weather Underground
Allows you to find out the weather in any city, state or zip code, Airport Code or country.
https://www.wunderground.com/us/

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Temperature Tactics
Students design and build a temperature gauge out of everyday products and test a variety of materials for thermal properties. The resource includes background information on thermometers and measuring temperature.
http://tryengineering.org/lessons/temptactics.pdf

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A Simple Thermometer Lesson
In this lesson students create a simple thermometer. The thermometer is then used to discover how the liquid in it reacts to the heat of the students' hands and a bowl of ice water. This is a great discovery lesson for K-4 students.
http://genesismission.jpl.nasa.gov/educate/scimodule/heat/explorat_4TG.pdf

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What Is the Best Insulator: Air, Styrofoam, Foil or Cotton?
Students investigate the properties of insulators in their attempts to keep cups of water from freezing, and once frozen, to keep them from melting. The lesson includes background information, a suggested procedure, student handouts, and assessments.
https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/the_best_insulator

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Stop Heat From Escaping
In this lesson, students learn how insulation works in buildings and why some materials are better than others for this purpose.
https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/cub_energy2_lesson02_activ ...

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Heating Up!
In this lesson, students measure the amount of heat created at different centers.
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=14861

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Thermometers
This reading discusses the history of thermometers, types of thermometers, and temperature scales.
http://highschoolenergy.acs.org/content/hsef/en/what-is-energy/thermometers ...

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Mercury Thermometer Alternatives
The mercury in traditional thermometers is a toxic substance. Here are some suggestions on what to look for in a digital thermometer.
http://www.nist.gov/pml/mercury.cfm

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Temperature Worksheets
This page contains many printable versions of student worksheets on reading a thermometer, finding temperature difference, and converting temperatures.
http://www.commoncoresheets.com/Temperature.php

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The Heat is On
In this small group activity, students compare the relative difference in the amount of heat given off when rubbing objects together.
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=2461

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Thermometers and Temperature Scales
The objectives of this lesson are reading a thermometer, comparing temperature scales, and temperature conversions.
http://cehd.gmu.edu/assets/docs/cehd/mhaley/EDCI 519/EDCI 519 Unit Lesson P ...

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Measuring Calories in Food
Using a coffee can, water, thermometer, and some simple items students can measure the calories (heat) of various food items.
http://seplessons.ucsf.edu/node/349

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Solar Hot Box
This lesson utilizes simple materials, such as a shoe box and colored paper, to build a hot box and determine how the material affects the temperature in the box while in sunlight.
http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/quick/eric/hotbox.html

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How to read a thermometer
We depend upon an instrument called a thermometer for accurate readings. Use this site to learn how to read a thermometer. Then take your thermometer out into the field to test your abilities.
http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/caps/ther ...

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Online Temperature Conversion
This site will convert temperature between Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, Rankine, and Reaumur scales.
http://www.onlineconversion.com/temperature.htm

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Heat Produced From Light Bulbs
Discover how changing the wattage of a light bulb can change the temperature.
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/heat.html

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The Mercury Thermometer
This is a two-minute video on the history behind the mercury thermometer and Daniel Fahrenheit.
http://www.cleanvideosearch.com/media/action/yt/watch?videoId=h2hGZllpStc

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Temperature and Thermometers
This is a one-minute video explaining how to use and read a thermometer.
http://www.cleanvideosearch.com/media/action/yt/watch?videoId=aRgQY8jRDKU

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What is a Thermometer?
This page explains the early history of thermometers. Anders Celsius, Santorio, and Lord Kelvin contributions are examined.
http://theinventors.org/library/inventors/blthermometer.htm

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Atmospheric Processes — Conduction
In this lesson students explain the process of conduction and learn that different materials conduct at different rates.
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_1_2_6t.htm

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Heat
Try these simple experiments with your students to help them understand the properties of heat.
http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph9615.html

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Radiation, Conduction, Convection
Scroll down to see the lyrics to a song on heat transfer. There is a verse on conduction, radiation, and convection.
http://www.educationalrap.com/song/radiation-conduction-convection/

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How to Read a Thermometer!
This page provides a good review of how to read a thermometer.
http://dev.nsta.org/ssc/pdf/v4-TS_13.pdf

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Activity: Sources of Heat
Find activities that will help students explore heat, light, sound, and electricity.
http://www.kean.edu/~fosborne/resources/ex9d.htm

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Heat Energy and Water
The lesson helps students understand the difference between heat and temperature.
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=9830

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Discovering How to Use a Thermometer
Use this straightforward activity to introduce early elementary students to thermometers and what they do. The worksheet is available at http://msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/wc/pdf/wc1w.pdf.
http://msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/wc/weather/1/wcwe1_2a.html

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How Does a Heat Pump Work
How does a heat pump work? Click here for the answer to that question and links to other interesting questions and answers.
http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/heating-and-cooling/heat-pum ...

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How Can Heat Be Measured? Your sense of touch tells you when something is hot. Use these web pages to see how we can measure how hot something is. Get ideas for your own projects.

 

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