Middle School Resource
In this activity:
Thermometers placed outdoors on the north, south, east, and west walls of the building and also inside the building can be used to collect temperatures at different times of the day for several days. Students could be asked to choose a graph to display their recorded data. Topics for discussion include: comparisons of the warmest and coolest parts of the day, the warmest and coolest locations inside and outside, and reasons for these temperature differences.
Related NY State Academic Standards: 3.MD.3, 6.SP.1, MST3.3.S.2, and more!
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