Water Temperature Activity

Investigate the difference between water in sunlight and water in shade over time! Your child will set out two cups of water and measure temperatures to learn that the sun heats up water.

For this water temperature activity, you’ll need:

pitcher or large bowl

measuring cup

two of the same cups that can hold 8 ounces of liquid

two thermometers


a place outside with sunlight

a place outside with shade


Fill a pitcher or large bowl with water, and stir it a few times with your hand. Pour 8 ounces of this water into a measuring cup. Pour … Read more