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firewatch

While at the beach on a hot summer day, have you ever observed the temperature difference between the dry sand and the body of water? You nearly burn the bottom of your feet trying to get to the water! Why is there such a huge temperature difference between land and water? Use this activity to get your students thinking about the concept of specific heat and why various substances have different specific heat values.

Concepts

  • Heat
  • Temperature
  • Specific Heat Capacity