Science Projects for Kids: Weather and Seasons

Stay Cool, Stay Warm

Stay Cool, Stay Warm teaches kids how temperature affects water.
Stay Cool, Stay Warm teaches kids how temperature affects water.
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Stay Cool, Stay Warm is a science project that teaches kids the importance of temperature in the environment. You and your kids will learn that the way you dress can affect your personal environment.

What You'll Need:

  • Two identical drinking glasses
  • One sheet of black paper
  • One sheet of white paper
  • Tape
  • Water
  • Thermometer

Learn About Stay Cool, Stay Warm:

Step 1: Whether the weather is hot or cold, the colors you wear can affect your body temperature. Want to test the theory?

Step 2: Take two identical drinking glasses. Wrap one in black paper and tape it securely. Wrap the other in white paper and tape it in place.

Step 3: Now fill both glasses with lukewarm water and put them on a porch or picnic table. Allow the glasses to stand undisturbed in direct sunlight for about an hour.

Step 4: Now use a thermometer to measure the temperature of the water inside each glass. Then decide which color of clothes will help you stay warm or cool. Odds are that your choice will be crystal clear.

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