Unit 4: Considering the Influence of Light and Thermal Phenomena on Global Climate

X. Exploring Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 4

Exploring Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 4
When used For instructor and demonstrations For each group of 3 For each student
Unit 4
Question 4.1 Diagnostic Questions about climate change
U4H2 Diagnostic question about climate change
Question 4.4. Exploring “seeing” with infrared radiation Thermal camera or simulation of one via computer such as Mac Photo Booth: Thermal For each
pair of students:
Slinky to model wave motion (reviewing Unit 3)
Question 4.7 Modeling the greenhouse effect: 2 plastic bins (shoe size)
2 rulers,
2 lamps,
2 moist towels,
2 thermometers (regular, liquid or digital probes),
plastic wrap (to cover 1 bin)
If feasible, provide demo equipment for each group instead of doing a demo
Question 4.11 Modeling effect on rising sea levels of melting ice on land vs in water 2 trays or one large tray like a cookie sheet,
2 frozen dinner trays,
1 flat rock,
(If feasiable, blue) ice cubes to put on rock in 1 dinner tray,
(If feasible, blue) water to fill trays to the brim,
Paper towels if needed
Question 4.14 Modeling changing processes: falling ball and melting glaciers Motion detector connected to laptop (for example, https://www.vernier.com/products/sens ors/motion-detectors/go-mot/
($119)

Basketball
U4H10 Graph Analogy:Tossed Ball

U4H12a Table IV.4a Analogy between Moving and Melting Phenomena Blank

U4H12b Table IV.4b with Axes

U4H12c Table IV.4b Analogy between Moving and Melting Phenomena Completed

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