The Coldest Time of the Day

by: Richard Konicek-Moran

The purpose of this story used in this chapter is to help students learn about the source of heat energy that warms their planet. Of course that is the Sun, and it only has an effect on the temperature of the Earth when it is shining on a particular spot. Another purpose is to stimulate the students to design a way to find out when, under normal conditions, the temperature in their area is lowest.

Grade Levels

Elementary Middle School


Astronomy Earth & Space Science Inquiry Phenomena


Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/30/2013Stock # PB333X3_16

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