Are you teaching a science unit on weather? A math lesson on measuring temperature? Here's a great, hands-on activity, involving students in measuring, analyzing data from different groups, drawing conclusions from their data, and graphing their results. Great way to practice science process skills and the scientific method, as well as to show real world application to math measuring skills.
The only materials needed for this investigation are 6 student thermometers, 6 Styrofoam cups, and a stopwatch or timer for each group.
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