LAB - What Direction Does Heat Flow?

LAB - What Direction Does Heat Flow?
LAB - What Direction Does Heat Flow?
LAB - What Direction Does Heat Flow?
LAB - What Direction Does Heat Flow?
LAB - What Direction Does Heat Flow?
LAB - What Direction Does Heat Flow?
LAB - What Direction Does Heat Flow?
LAB - What Direction Does Heat Flow?
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This product contains 2 versions of a 4-page lab document that challenges students to study thermal energy and heat flow by investigating which direction thermal energy travels: from a hot location to a cold location, or from a cold location to a hot location?

This lab is conducted by taking two test tubes, one filled with warm water and one filled with ice-cold water, and placing them in a cold beaker. Then, the temperature of each test tube is measured and recorded every minute for a 10-minute period. The procedure is then repeated, but in a warm beaker to provide comparison.


Teacher-Directed and Student-Directed Versions of the Same Lab!

- This document comes in 2 formats:

- A teacher-directed, more-prescriptive lab investigation, complete with detailed procedure and analysis questions
- A student-directed, more open-ended lab investigation, where students plan and perform their own experiment. Written in a different font to show the difference in the lab report format.


Pages 1-2 - Lab Report Sections (Teacher-Directed Version):

- Problem Statement (teacher supplied)
- Materials (teacher supplied)
- Procedure (teacher supplied)
- Blank Data Table (teacher supplied)
- Graph Grid
- Analysis and Conclusion Questions


Pages 1-2 - Lab Report Sections (Student-Directed Version):

- Problem Statement (teacher supplied)
- Hypothesis
- Variables and Constants
- Materials (teacher supplied)
- Procedure (teacher supplied)
- Data Table
- Graph Grid
- Analysis
- Conclusion


Pages 3-4 - Full Answer Key With Sample Data

- Both versions of the lab document feature a full, color-coded answer key
- The key provides sample answers to all sections, and also includes sample data and a sample graph


Downloadable in 2 Formats:

- This worksheet comes in 2 formats: a static PDF document and fully-editable WORD document
- Download the full PDF preview to see EXACTLY what you are getting!


Relevant CC Standard(s) and/or NGSS Core Idea(s) Addressed by This Product:

NGSS - MS-PS3.A
Physical Science – Energy – Definitions of Energy

NGSS - MS-PS3.B
Physical Science – Energy – Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer


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