Thermal Energy and Heat Worksheets

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This Thermal Energy and Heat unit is packed with lesson plans for 3 weeks, labs, printables, and assessments. So what is the relationship between heat and thermal energy? There are many different forms of energy and in third grade, our standards are heat energy, light energy, and sound energy. This unit will explore the difference between thermal energy and heat.

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Physical Science Standard:

S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling and will understand a change in temperature Indicates a change in heat.

a. Categorize ways to produce heat energy such as burning, rubbing (friction), and mixing one thing with another.

b. Investigate how insulation affects heating and cooling.

c. Investigate the transfer of heat energy from the sun to various materials.

d. Use thermometers to measure the changes in temperatures of water samples (hot, warm, cold) over time.

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