Does the Sun Influence the Temperature of the Earth?


Name:___________________________________________       Date:_________________


Outdoor Conditions:
Surface Location Temperature
Grass    
Shaded Area    
Bare Ground    
Concrete    
Blacktop    
Water (or Snow)    


  1. Look at your data. Which earth surface was the warmest?



  2. Why do you think this surface was warmer than the others?



  3. Which earth surface was the coolest?



  4. Why do you think this surface was cooler than others?



  5. Do you have a hypothesis about the sun having an influence on the temperature of the earth's surfaces? Write it down.





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