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Item #: PF2066 

Price: $70.00

In this lab experience, students observe the change in temperature as ice and room temperature water are added to near boiling water. This will demonstrate the latent heat of ice melting and how it affects the overall temperature of the ocean. Students don’t often connect how global climate change affecting the oceans can impact our daily lives. This is because it is something that happens on a very large scale and often over a long period of time. However, while that is true for events when compared to a human lifespan, climate change events are occurring quite rapidly on a geological time frame. Polar ice is very reflective and deflects a lot of the energy from the sun. The less ice present due to climate change means that more of that heat energy is being absorbed by the water. This raises the ocean temperature and generates more water vapor. This in turn raises the global temperature. It is a feedback process that students should be able to put into perspective with this lab activity.

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Safety: Before conducting the lab, review the safety precautions on the student page with the class. Then discuss any safety precautions that are specific to your science laboratory or classroom.

Materials Included in Kit

Cardboard squares, 11.5 cm x 14 cm, 10
Expanded polystyrene cups, package of 30

Containers, clear, 16 oz, 40
Heat-resistant gloves, 2 pairs
Weighing dishes, package of 10

Additional Materials Required
Beakers, Borosilicate Glass, 400-mL, 10
Cylinder, Borosilicate Glass, 100 mL, 10
DLAB Classic Magnetic Stirrer/Hot Plate, 10
Flinn Scientific Electronic Balance, 410 x 0.01-g, 10
Flinn Digital Thermometer, 20
Heat lamp, 20