Now that you know where it's too hot to walk barefoot, you can also figure out when to sit if you want cool off on a hot day.
We know that sunshine warms things up.
So if we want to cool off, we look for a shady spot. If we want to warm up, we find a place in the sun.
Next time you're outside on a sunny day, compare the temperature in the sun with the temperature in the shade. Do you feel a difference?
You've completed the Read-Along & Optional Activity!
Where Is It Warmer?: Take a walk outside on a sunny day and challenge students to find the warmest and coldest spots they can. Encourage them to feel different kinds of surfaces—blacktop, brick, rocks, metal, soil, sand—in sun and in shade. Remind them that the sun is always moving, so the middle of a shadow will be cooler than its outer edges.
Help Keya get to the ice cream truck without burning her feet. You will need to print out a map handout for each student.