Engaging and uses very simple supplies!
This is a mini-lab activity that is designed to be completed and reviewed in one class period. The materials are very simple - thermometers, cups and food coloring. Students get the opportunity to practice measuring temperature as well as observing how water temperature affects the speed at which food colorings mix. Includes the following sections: materials, procedure, data table, and analysis (including claims/evidence/reasoning section). Analysis focuses on how particle motion is affected by temperature.
Directly supports both middle school NGSS MS-PS1-4 and MA 8 MS-PS1-4.
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