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Graphing Water Temperature

High school students teach elementary students how to measure and graph water temperature.


  • Students will use the scientific process and habitats of mind to solve problems.
  • Students will understand that science, technology and society are interwoven and interdependent.


  • Students go on a field trip to a lake or pond.
  • Students collaborate with high school students to understand the process of measuring water temperature.
  • Students graph water temperature using probe software and a Palm.
  • Students take pictures of various locations surrounding the pond or lake.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SC.F.1.1.1
  • SC.G.1.1.3
  • SC.H.1.1.4
  • SC.H.3.1.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCR's, audiotapes, and other technologies.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.
  • Practice responsible use of technology systems and software.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.


  • Palm
  • Palm Pix cameras
  • ImagiProbe software


  • Students write up their observations in a word processing program.
  • Students create their own experiment in the classroom or at school.
  • Students create a web page on their experience using pictures and written observations.
  • Students create a video from the pictures with text and audio.

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