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Grade Level: 9-12
Science Education Standards:
Short Description: PP. 1-6. Students become aware of their preconceptions by considering how how they could heat water. They then test their preconceived ideas by heating water and measuring its temperature. At some point near 100 degrees Celsius, students find that the water temperature no longer rises. They graph the data and try to make sense of the temperature plateau. Note: This is a 105 page PDF.