American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Science Shorts: Heating Up, Cooling Down

by: Kathleen Damonte

Have you ever stepped barefoot onto a sandy beach on a warm and sunny day? Chances are you started to move fast as the hot sand began to scorch your feet! When you return in the evening you'll find the sand has become cool and soothing. This article examines why the change occurs so quickly. A corresponding activity is also included.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2005Stock # sc05_042_08_47Volume 042Issue 08

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