This resource assesses students knowledge of how heat is transferred: conduction, convection, and radiation. Completing these activities in centers is a great idea!
- a sorting activity in which students will cut out various scenario cards and deduce which ones are examples of conduction, convection, and radiation. They will glue those cards on the chart provided.
- an activity in which students must justify why the above scenarios are examples of conduction, convection, or radiation.
-an additional worksheet that requires students to read various examples of heat transfer methods and decide if that example is conduction, convection, or radiation. Some scenarios may be examples of more than one heat transfer method.
-a review sheet of the three types of heat transfer methods to review with students prior to distributing the activities.
-two versions of this resource are included (one version has a lot of color and background graphics, and the second version is more ink/printer friendly).
Students should know that when warmer things come in contact with cooler things, the warmer things lose heat and the cool things gain it until temperatures are leveled.
Students should know that heating and cooling can cause changes in the properties of materials, but not every material reacts the same way to being heated and cooled.
Students should notice that different types of changes happen faster at higher temperatures and that some materials conduct heat much better than others.