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Thermal Energy Science STEM Experiments

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Learn about how thermal energy is produced and transferred with this fun and hands on Science unit featuring three experiments, guided lessons, vocabulary cards, a word wall and two different assessments!

Aligned to the British Columbia, BC Big Ideas.

Included in this hands on unit is…

Student Title Page - in color and black and white
Teaching Guides - Teaching guide included at the beginning of each section. Includes possible verbal prompts and an outline for student learning.
Vocabulary A one page reference for students, and vocabulary cards to create a word wall in your classroom.
•Includes the terms: conductor, insulator, joules, molecule, thermal energy, thermometer, conduction, convection, radiation, gas, liquid, solid
Energy Transfer Teaching Worksheets - Guided Lessons on Conduction, Convection and Radiation
Experiment One: Ice, Ice, Baby - Students will experience conduction and build their skills using the Scientific Method.
Experiment Two: Conductor or Insulator - Students will test materials to define them as conductors or insulators. They will also continue to use the Scientific Method to record findings.
Experiment Three: Lights On - Students will test light bulbs to measure the thermal energy radiating from each. They will also continue to use the Scientific Method to record findings.

Assessments - Two unit-end quizzes and a rubric to mark the unit as a whole. (Also included, a blank unit to add your own criteria by hand).

This packet also includes an answer key for each quiz and guided worksheet.
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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