Specific Heat Lab Experiment NGSS MS-PS3-3 or MS-PS3-4

Specific Heat Lab Experiment NGSS MS-PS3-3 or MS-PS3-4
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In this minds-on experiment, which is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards MS-PS3-3 and MS-PS3-4 (or 07-PS3-3 and 07-PS3-4 if you're in Kentucky), students will learn the most basic principal of specific heat - that different objects/substances require different amounts of thermal energy to raise their temperature.

Students will:
• Create a hypothesis based off of an observation and question
• Perform an experiment by following procedures
• Record data
• Synthesize data into a line graph
• Answer analysis questions based on Bloom's Taxonomy

This experiment can be done as a demonstration or by students in small groups.
Materials/equipment needed:
→ Hot plates
→ 200ml or larger beakers
→ Thermometers
→ Water
→ Vegetable oil
→ A room full of students!

Included with purchase:
✓ 3 possible "I can" statements or learning targets
✓ possible procedures, including a step-by-step guide of how I teach this lesson

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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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