# Modeling Convection Activity for Heat & Thermal Energy Units

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1. Set of 11 investigations, engaging projects, and fun classroom activities for kinetic/potential energy, energy transformations, heat & thermal energy transfer (conduction/convection/radiation), insulators/conductors, and particle motion. Designed to SUPPLEMENT and add FUN to an existing unit.
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2. Supports NGSS MS-PS3-3 and MS-PS3-4. Includes 6 activities for particle motion, heat (convection/conduction/radiation), and insulators/conductors lessons - all designed to SUPPLEMENT and add FUN to an existing thermal energy unit! BUNDLE INCLUDES:Particle Motion Mini-LabFun Thermal Expansion LabQu
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Effectively demonstrates a convection current for middle school students.

Uses easy supplies!

NGSS Earth/Space: MS-ESS2-2 MS-ESS2-3 MS-ESS2-6

NGSS Physical Science: MS-PS3-3 MS-PS3-6

This investigation is very effective as either a student activity or a teacher demonstration of convection. The supplies are simple - hot and cold tap water, large container, small beaker, rubber band, food coloring, and plastic wrap. The worksheet leads students (or the teacher performing the demonstration) step-by-step through a simple process, and then provides a section for observations and analysis questions. Year after year, this proves to be a "light bulb" moment when teaching middle school students about convection currents.

Combine this resource with some of the following to make a day of CONVECTION STATIONS:

Hands-On Convection in Gases Activity

Convection Worksheet

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