Thermal Energy Unit: Heat Experiments, Website & More!

Thermal Energy Unit: Heat Experiments, Website & More!
Thermal Energy Unit: Heat Experiments, Website & More!
Thermal Energy Unit: Heat Experiments, Website & More!
Thermal Energy Unit: Heat Experiments, Website & More!
Thermal Energy Unit: Heat Experiments, Website & More!
Thermal Energy Unit: Heat Experiments, Website & More!
Thermal Energy Unit: Heat Experiments, Website & More!
Thermal Energy Unit: Heat Experiments, Website & More!
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Heat up your science curriculum! Kids conduct eight sets of hands-on thermal energy experiments. The heat unit includes lab sheets, website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment.

Concepts Explored:
• What Is Heat?
• How Does Heat Travel?
• What Is Conduction?
• What Is Convection?
• What Is Radiation?
• What Materials Insulate and Conduct Heat?
• How Does Heat Change Matter?
• How Do We Measure Heat?

This set of activities was developed to engage students in a conceptual study of the basic principles of thermal energy. It includes eight sets of simple hands-on activities, a companion website, review, and assessment.

Explore one concept each day. Do the hands-on activities first. Encourage students to use observations to forge their own generalizations.
• Option 1: Students work in small groups to complete the activities
• Option 2: Teacher demonstrates and students record findings in their packets.
Follow up with the website, which uses text, images, video, and other links to reinforce the concept.
• Option 1: Share the URL with your students for independent exploration.
• Option 2: Project the website and explore together.

Suggested Sequence:
• Day #1 - What Is Heat?
• Day #2 - How Does Heat Travel?
• Day #3 - What Is Conduction?
• Day #4 - What Is Convection?
• Day #5 - What Is Radiation?
• Day #6 - What Materials Insulate and Conduct Heat?
• Day #7 – How Does Heat Change Matter?
• Day #8 - How Do We Measure Heat?
• Day #9 – Review (flash cards, worksheet, study guide)
• Day #10 - Assessment

Faster Sequence:
• Day # 1 – What Is Heat and How Does Heat Travel?
• Day #2 – What Are Conduction, Convection, and Radiation?
• Day #3 – What Materials Insulate and Conduct Heat?
• Day #4 – How Does Heat Change Matter?
• Day #5 – How Do We Measure Heat?
• Day #6 – Review (flash cards, worksheet, study guide)
• Day #7 - Assessment

Are you ready to try blended learning? Combining classroom activities with online learning will energize your students (and you!) My students love it! For a closer look at the components, click PREVIEW.

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Brenda Kovich

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