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Science Stars: Weather and Oceans-Uneven Heating of the Earth

5th Grade Lesson Plan

Objective:
Students will compare the heat retention of different materials and test the heat capacity of water versus soil.

Standards
4.a. Students know uneven heating of the Earth causes air movements (convection currents).
b. Students know the influence that the ocean has on weather and the role that the water cycle plays in weather patterns.

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