Amazing heat is a 14 days lesson with labs, two video clips, quick check prompts and a performance task. The performance task comes with 3 rubrics since students will be given opportunity to research and select a product to create.
During week one students will describe the movement of heat through solids, liquids and gases, they will distinguish between conductors and insulators and lastly they will distinguish between greenhouse effect and global warming.
In week two, students will apply the knowledge of thermal energy transfer and heat technology as they research and prepare their product. The culminating activity is project-based and therefore it will be shared school wide and with the community that the school serve.
S8P1. Students will examine the scientific view of the nature of matter.
c. Describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas states.
S8P2. Students will be familiar with the forms and transformations of energy.
d. Describe how heat can be transferred through matter by the collisions of atoms (conduction) or through space (radiation). In a liquid or gas, currents will facilitate the transfer of heat (convection).