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Grade Level: 9-12
Science Education Standards:
Short Description: PP. 13-20. Students become aware of their preconceptions by considering what will happen to the boiling temperature of water if they increase the pressure in the container. They then test their preconceived ideas by heating water in an enclosed container and measuring its temperature. Students find that the boiling temperature is higher than when measured in an open container. They try to make sense of their observations and share their conclusions. Finally, students develop a hypothesis about the relationship between pressure and water's boiling temperature. Note: This is a 105 page PDF.