How do you finish the sentence: "It's so hot that..."? Good punchlines aside ("It's so hot... the fire ants are really on fire") Dan Fahrenheit, Andy Celsius, and Lord Kelvin had three ways to answer that question. This Concept Comparison contrasts their scales and looks for similarities.
The Frame Routine is a strategy designed to assist students as they organize topics, main ideas and details. This technique includes a basic hierarchic graphic organizer called a "Frame" that can be used to help students think and talk about the key topic and essential related information.
Personally, I use the Concept Comparisons and Frame Routines to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it to students. It keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2-3 pages (about 45-55 minutes of directed class discussion). This product includes the completed routines, and the student guides blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in.
It covers the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standard Benchmarks: SWBAT
SC.7.P.11.1 Recognize that adding heat to or removing heat from a system may result in a temperature change and possibly a change of state.
SC.7.P.11.4 Observe and describe that heat flows in predictable ways, moving from warmer objects to cooler ones until they reach the same temperature.
SC.912.P.10.4 Describe heat as the energy transferred by convection, conduction, and radiation, and explain the connection of heat to change in temperature or states of matter.
SC.912.P.10.5 Relate temperature to the average molecular kinetic energy.