Extended Response Questions for Test

Raymond watered flowers for his mother. when he went inside, the sidewalk was wet. 30 minutes later, he went to swimming practice and it was dry. What happened?

 
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Raymond watered flowers for his mother. when he went inside, the sidewalk was wet. 30 minutes later, he went to swimming practice and it was dry. What happened?
by Trevor Rupp - Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 10:12 AM
 

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The wet sidewalk was heated from the sun heating the ground, then reradiating it back into the atmosphere. the heat in the ground warmed the sidewalk, then the water started evaporating into the atmosphere once it kept getting warmer and warmer.

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Re: Raymond watered flowers for his mother. when he went inside, the sidewalk was wet. 30 minutes later, he went to swimming practice and it was dry. What happened?
by Ben Gericke - Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 10:14 AM
 

Pretty good..a 3/4.  Discuss the energy transfers that take place and how the molecules are reacting.

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Re: Raymond watered flowers for his mother. when he went inside, the sidewalk was wet. 30 minutes later, he went to swimming practice and it was dry. What happened?
by Trevor Rupp - Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 10:19 AM
 

When the suns rays go through radiation to the earth, then the molecules in the earth start moving faster because they just go energy. the earth's energy conducts into the cement, which warms the water on the cement. the water then evaporates into the air.

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Re: Raymond watered flowers for his mother. when he went inside, the sidewalk was wet. 30 minutes later, he went to swimming practice and it was dry. What happened?
by Ben Gericke - Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 10:00 AM
 

Looks good.