This lab can be used in a variety of disciplines such as earth science, life science, and physical science.Oceans (water) have a high specific heat which allows them to heat up slowly and lose heat slowly. However, sand has a low specific heat which allows it to heat up quickly and lose heat slowly. Ocean temperature and land temperature interactions create sea breezes and land breezes. Oceans (water) retain their heat and influence weather and climate patterns. All on one page!!