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Earth Science: Day at the Beach

by Texas Instruments - Data Collection with Probes Lesson


  • Students will determine the heating rates of wet sand and dry sand.
  • Students will describe the effect of evaporation on heating rates.


  • evaporation
  • heat
  • temperature
  • mass

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will explore the temperature differences in two sets of sand, one dry and one wet.

As a result, students will:

  • Gather the data, display it in a spreadsheet and then graph it.
  • Analyze the data and graph and draw conclusions about the temperature differences.