Unit 3: Considering the Influence of Light and Thermal Phenomena on Local Weather

VIII. Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 3

Exploring Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 3
Exploring Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 3
When used For instructor and demonstrations For each group of 3 For each student
Unit 3
Week 5
Day 9

Question 3.1 Connecting to initial knowledge about water and weather

1 cup of water
Question 3.2 Exploring changes in states of matter Rice cooker or pot and hot plate

Tray of ice cubes

2 digital thermometers to connect to laptop computer
(or two regular thermometers with range below 0ºC and above 100°C)

U3H2 Diagnostic Question about Changes in States of Matter
Question 3.3 Exploring the water cycle Evaporation:
Tray, food coloring, water to make puddle, lamp,

Transpiration:
Plant, plastic bag to fit over it,

Condensation:
metal container, blue ice cubes,

Precipitation:
Large jar, cup that fits inside opening, ice for cup, about ½ jar of very hot water,

Convection:
Plastic bin (shoe box size)

Red food coloring,
Blue ice cubes,
4 paper cups to support bin,
1 ceramic or Styrofoam cup for very hot almost boiling water,
Room temperature water to fill bin 2/3 full

Container for waste water if no sink in room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If feasible, provide equipment for convection demonstration  for each small group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U3H1 Exit Ticket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U3H3 Table.III.1

U3H4 Table.III.2

U3H5 Water cycle diagram

Unit 3
Week 5
Day 10

Question 3.7  Explaining hot sand, cool water, clouds, and sea breezes in the afternoon after a sunny day at the beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question 3.13 Reflecting upon the NGSS Crosscutting Concepts Experienced in Unit2 and 3

2 digital temperature probes connected to laptop  (or regular thermometers)

2 clear plastic cups

Sand (about 1/3 cup)

Room temperature water (about ½ cup)

Lamp with bendable stem

1 tray

 

 

 

 

U3H1 Exit Ticket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U3H6 Table.III.3 & graph

U3H7 Sea breeze diagram)

 

U3H8 NGSS Crosscutting concepts

U3H9 Anonymous questionnaire

U3H10 NGSS practices review Units 1-3

U3H11 NGSS crosscutting concepts review, Units 1-3

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