A 4-page worksheet
that teaches students how a lava lamp works
through a 1-page reading and review page with fill in the blank questions as well as a diagram to label
features a reading exercise that discusses what is inside a lava lamp, reviews the three main methods of heat transfer, and explains how the lava lamp uses thermal expansion, thermal contraction, and convection currents to work. This includes the following topics:
- What is a lava lamp?
- Composition of a typical lava lamp
- Summary of the 3 types of heat transfer (conduction, convection, and thermal radiation)
- Thermal expansion
- Thermal contraction
- What happens to the particles in the liquid at the bottom of a lava lamp
- What happens to the particles in the liquid at the top of a lava lamp
- Convection currents
Differentiated Review Pages:
is an advanced review page
that features a word bank
, fill in the blanks section
that summarizes thermal expansion and contraction, as well as a blank diagram of a lava lamp
for students to write descriptive paragraphs to explain how a lava lamp works, step by step.
is a basic review page
that is similar to the advanced review page, but features are more structured diagram of a lava lamp
, where students fill in the blanks rather than write their own descriptive paragraphs.
This provides educators a choice of 2 differentiated review pages to best fit the needs of their own class.
Downloadable in 2 Formats:
- This worksheet comes in 2 formats: a static PDF document
and fully-editable WORD document
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to see EXACTLY what you are getting!
Relevant CC Standard(s) and/or NGSS Core Idea(s) Addressed by This Product:
NGSS - MS-PS3.A
Physical Science – Energy – Definitions of Energy
NGSS - MS-PS3.B
Physical Science – Energy – Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
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