This lesson discusses the difference between thermal conductors and insulators. Students will learn why some materials (like metals) conduct heat and why other materials (like wood) do not conduct heat. Links to videos and interactive website included.
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This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards:
"STANDARD 5 - Matter and Energy
The teacher understands the nature and properties of energy in its various forms, and the processes by which energy is exchanged and/or transformed.
5D. understands the characteristics and relationships among th
Physical Science: 14.2 Energy Transfer
PowerPoint Presentation (14.2 of 18.3)* Unit 8
*This is part of a series based upon chapters and sections
Topics: Energy transfer, heat, conduction, convection, convection currents, radiation, conductors, insulators, specific heat, calculating specific heat