This is a 125 Slide PowerPoint with built-in visual quiz with answers about Convection, Conduction, and Radiation. Three great hands-on lab activities with built-in instructions and visuals, and built-in questions with answers. This PowerPoint also includes a several video links. Also included is one page of lesson notes and a 5 page worksheet that follows the slideshow, includes spreadsheet to collect data, blank graphs, and follow-up questions. A brief classwork or homework sheet is also provided.
This PowerPoint begins with an image of convection conduction and radiation with pictures. Students are asked to create their own definitions of the each term using the picture as a clue. After the students share their definitions, a series of slide and boxes blocks out the term. A term will highlight yellow, students say "convection" and the term is shown. This gets students using the vocabulary. Convection is then described at the top of a slide in large 32 font text with images. A series of neat challenge slides have the students see convection in the mantle and answer some neat questions about continental drift (No knowledge of continental drift is really necessary as the exercise focuses on convection) Student determine the colored arrows that are incorrect from a group. Conduction and Radiation are also described with visuals. Several lab activities are provided for convection, conduction and radiation.
Note - This PowerPoint is also included in my larger Forms of Energy PowerPoint so please do not purchase this PowerPoint if purchasing the larger one.
Convection lab investigates convection in fluid. Teacher preps the night before and places small metal chains into an ice cube colored with food coloring so that it will sink. Teacher also creates colored ice cubes of the same size without weight. Students drop both into water. If you don't have the chain to sink the ice cube, just having colored ice cubes will show convection and work fine.
A video link is provided that shows a tea bag rocket. Materials are a tea bag, plate, and lighter. Teacher rolls up tea bag into cylinder and twists top. Place tea bag on a plate and lights the "rocket" at the top. The tea bag will burn almost completely to the bottom and then rise to the ceiling. Video link shows this demonstration.
Convection Activity. Two clear containers, water, food coloring, ice cubes, metal chain (small) that is placed in water and put in freezer to create a sinking ice cube.
Convection Tea Bag Rocket (Optional) Tea Bag, Plate, Flame / lighter.
Conduction activity has student place a styrofoam cup and wax paper cup into two different containers. Students place weights in cup so they will not float and places thermometers in the cup. Teacher fills graduated cylinders with 100ml of boiling water and adds to container but not in cup with weights. Students record temp on spreadsheet and answer questions.
Conduction Activity. Table groups need two large containers, Styrofoam cup, wax paper cup, weights, thermometers. Teacher boils water and fills graduated cylinder with boiling water and transfers to large container.
Conduction Activity (Optional) candle, metal rod / plank, gummy bears. Directions for demo in slideshow.
Radiation activity has students fill two clear containers with gravel. Thermometers are placed in both. A lamp is placed over the gravel container and students record temperatures on a spreadsheet. Answers provided with visuals.
Radiation Activity. Strong light source / lamp. Two clear containers, gravel, thermometers.
(I usually cook up some food with a hotplate and frying pan - The convection currents always look cool in front of the screen / LCD projector image while I am moving through the slideshow.) Hot food at the end of the presentation is always a bonus for the students. A visual image quiz 1-10 shows various pictures and the students need to write down if it is convection, conduction, or radiation. The answers to the quiz are provided after. The question is revealed one last time before the answer is revealed so the teacher can call upon students. This is a neat PowerPoint that involves the students and is interactive. The labs are great and I'm sure will cover some of your standards.
Please see my Matter, Energy and the Environment Unit described below if interested in this PowerPoint.
Matter, Energy and the Environment Unit (3,500 Slides) on TpT
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
This unit includes all of the lessons below in one organized folder....
-Matter, Energy and the Environment Homework, Lesson Notes, Answer Keys, and PowerPoint Freebies
-Matter, States of Matter, Phase Change, Physical Change, Chemical Change (500 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Matter and Phase Change PowerPoint Review Game
-Gases, Gas Laws, and Much More (394 Slides, HW, Notes and more)
Viscosity Olympics Lesson
-Forms of Energy Lesson (400 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Heat Transfer Lesson, Convection, Conduction, and Radiation Lesson
-Electricity and Magnetism Lesson (540 Slides, HW, Notes and more)
-The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Particles, Waves, and more (900 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Energy, EM Spectrum, Forms of Energy Review Game
-Matter and Energy Crossword Puzzle with Solution
-About the Environment Lesson (900 Slides, HW, Notes and much more)
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Entire Four Year Curriculum that I offer on TpT
Entire 4 year Science Curriculum, 20 Full Units (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
The Matter, Energy and the Environment Unit which I offer on TpT covers science topics associated with Matter, States of Matter, Phase Change, Gas Laws, Energy, Magnetism, Waves, EM Spectrum, Electricity, Thermodynamics, and important Environmental Issues. (See list below for more topics covered). This unit includes an interactive and engaging PowerPoint roadmap of 3500+ slides with built in class notes (Red Slides), lab
activities, project ideas, discussion questions, assessments, challenge questions, great links, videos, and much more. Text is in large print (32 font) and is placed at the top of each slide so it can seen and read from all angles of a classroom. Also included is a 14 page bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows the PowerPoint slideshow, as well as a 8 page modified assessment. 20 pages of class notes with images are also included for students who require assistance, as well as answer keys to both of the assessments for support professionals, teachers, and homeschool parents. 29 video shorts (.flv files) are provided and a slide within the slideshow cues
teacher / parent when the videos are most relevant to play. Video shorts usually range from 2-7 minutes and are included in organized folders. Three PowerPoint review games are included (125+ slides each). Answers to the PowerPoint review games are
provided in PowerPoint form so students can self-assess. Lastly, several class games such as guess the hidden picture beneath the boxes, and the find the hidden owl somewhere within the slideshow are provided. Materials List Included. This is a
fantastic unit that will challenge and excite your students.Difficulty rating of 8 (Ten is most difficult).
I also sell all 20 Science Units as a digital hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000+ slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 300+ pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 200+ pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys,300+ pages of unit notes, 40+ PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 350+ videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.
Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit
Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)
Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit
Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)
Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics UnitGeology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit
Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)
Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)
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