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E.T. A LOCAL WAY OF LEARNING

Title: TEMPERATURES HERE AND THERE

Author: Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School
Environmental Education Team

Concepts: Disciplines:
1. Energy 1. Science
2. Ecosystem 2. Math
3. Social Studies

Objective:
Students in teams will compile and compare data on relative temperature
statistics gathered at different locales. By responding to the questions
that follow, students will demonstrate knowledge of effects temperature has
on living things.

Rationale:
Like the weather, temperature is something we have to live with. To some extent
We can modify limited areas by heating or cooling. We can also adjust to it,
take advantage of it, as in the natural world.

Materials Needed:
Worksheet copies and thermometer for each team'

Directions:
Divide the students into teams of four. Each team will measure the temperatures
found in different habitats. Give each team a data sheet and assign each team
to one of the habitat choices. Give them about 15-20 minutes to make the
necessary measurements. As a group go over the temperatures which were found
by each team. Keep track of the high and low temperature for each group. Discuss
why or why not temperature differences were found. On cloudy days or cool days
temperature differences will not be great. Have the students list other environ-
mental factors which influence how the temperature feels to us. For example:
wind and relative humidity.

E.T.
Name

TEMPERATURES HERE AND THERE
Teams

Each team will measure the temperature of one region. The areas to choose
from might be: The field, the shrub area, the forest, the pond., or the beach.

Area to be studied:
Each team will take the following readings.

2. Air in sun

3. Soil surface in sun

5. Soil temperature in sun four inches down

6. Soil temperature in shade four inches down

Measure the temperatures of the following if possible in your study area.

1. Water temperature

2. Tree bark in sun

4. In grass

5. In a bird's nest

6. Other

Compare your findings with the other group.

E.T.
Name

TEMPERATURES HERE AND THERE

1. Why is the temperature different in different places?

2. What is the warmest spot you found? Why?

3. What is the coldest spot you found? Why?

4. What was the warmest and coldest spot found by the class?

5. If you were to plant a garden where would be the best place? Why?

6. If you were a mongoose which area would be the best to live in? Why?

7. How does wind affect temperature?

8. Would the warmest and coldest spot change if you consider the wind
speed? In what way?

9. Can you name another environmental factor besides wind which affects
how the temperature feels?

TRACE ROUTE

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