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Ever wonder what effect heat has on water and weather?

In this series of lessons, students will learn about the water cycle (grades 3 - 5), heat transfer and its impact on local weather patterns (grades 6 -8), and the details about how heat transfer works (high school).

In each case, the impact of heat as the agent of change is explained.

Follow along to see how heat, the water cycle, and weather are related!



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