FUN and EASY! Convection in Gases Hands-On Activity MS-PS3-3 MS-PS3-4 MS-PS3-6

FUN and EASY!  Convection in Gases Hands-On Activity MS-PS3-3 MS-PS3-4 MS-PS3-6
FUN and EASY!  Convection in Gases Hands-On Activity MS-PS3-3 MS-PS3-4 MS-PS3-6
FUN and EASY!  Convection in Gases Hands-On Activity MS-PS3-3 MS-PS3-4 MS-PS3-6
FUN and EASY!  Convection in Gases Hands-On Activity MS-PS3-3 MS-PS3-4 MS-PS3-6
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Students make a "Current Catcher" to view convection first-hand! In this fun addition to a heat and thermal energy unit, middle school students will need access to scissors, string, and a hot plate or another safe source of heat. They will make their own "Current Catcher" (cut from the worksheet itself), and experiment with holding it at different positions above the heat source. The "Current Catcher" moves with the convection currents from the heat source. There is also a small section with instructions using a pinwheel over the heat source. (We got a dozen pinwheels on Amazon for $4!)

Earth/Space Standards: MS-ESS2-2 MS-ESS2-3 MS-ESS2-6
Physical Science Standards: MS-PS3-3 MS-PS3-6

Combine this resource with some of the following to make a day of CONVECTION STATIONS:
Convection Worksheet
Density and Convection Reading
EASY Convection Currents Lab

Teaching heat?
We highly recommend this Insulator/Conductor Lab and this STEM Insulating Device Design Challenge Project!

Additional Related Resources from the HEAT SECTION OF OUR STORE:
Heat Test
Clicking Coins Thermal Expansion Activity
Heat Quiz
Simple Thermal Expansion Activity with Balloons
Particle Motion and Phase Change Quiz

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