Simulate heat transfer between water and sand
Individual or group activity
Duration: 45 min to 1.5 hours
Type of activity: experiment
Materials required: two jars or buckets, sand or soil, water, two thermometers
The difference in temperature between the water and the atmosphere leads to heat transfer. This experiment shows how heat spreads and is absorbed and released by water and earth (represented by sand in this experiment).
The activity sheet provides the experimental protocol and questions related to heat transfer in the Earth system.