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Thermal Physics / The Saga Continues - Heat Transfer
Somebody in the Nevada Joint Union High School District has a talent for focusing the important, organizational skills, and a creative eye for creating sharp science presentations! Here is one on heat transfer. Conduction, convection, and radiation are explained at the level of high school physicists, but in such an orderly and cohesive manner that viewers feel no heat!
9th - 12th Science 40 Views 76 Downloads
Heat Transfer Demos
Step-by-step instructions are given for two hands-on activities. Young scientists cut out a paper spiral and hold it over a hot plate to demonstrate convection, and they place a small piece of wax on the end of a metal rod opposite the hot plate to demonstrate conduction.
5th - 8th Science 23 Views 197 Downloads
Keep it Cool
This cool lesson is ideal for elementary engineers or physical scientists, especially when learning about heat transfer and insulation. After reading a page of background information, engineering teams collaborate to design and build a container that will keep cold water form warming.
3rd - 12th Science 49 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
It's time to soak up the sun! Youngsters read about active and passive solar heating systems, then they collaborate to create a miniature solar-heated building. Provide a variety of materials for them to incorporate and watch their designs take shape!
3rd - 12th Science 62 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Conduction, Convection and Radiation
Sixth graders listen to descriptions of types of heat to gain background knowledge In this heat lesson, 6th graders perform experiments to understand various types of heat transfer (convection, conduction and radiation.) Students assess their knowledge of the different types of heat transfer.
6th Science 64 Views 235 Downloads
Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
More than a week's worth of investigation is provided in this source. Physical science stars experiment to describe specific heat, conduction, convection, and radiation. They also discover the relationship between mechanical and thermal energy.
7th - 12th Science 33 Views 76 Downloads
In lab groups, young scientists place aluminum cans with a bubble-solution cap into different temperatures of water to see what size of bubble dome forms. As part of an atmosphere unit in preparation for learning about convection currents, or a matter unit when studying the density of gases, this is a fabulous fit!
3rd - 6th Science 22 Views 19 Downloads
How Hot is Hot?
Elementary schoolers identify the three methods of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. The lesson is mostly lecture-based. When the teacher has finished the presentation, groups of pupils get into teams and they must work together to answer questions posed by the teacher (and embedded in the plan), which will serve to reinforce what they have heard during the lecture.
3rd - 5th Science 12 Views 26 Downloads
Things are Heating Up - Thermal Physics Part 2
Fire up your physics class by assigning a worksheet on heat transfer. They explain in words the differences among conduction, convection, and radiation. They reveal their knowledge of transfer rates, convection currents, and electromagnetic waves.
9th - 12th Science 43 Views 55 Downloads
Heat - A Form of Energy
Middle school or high school physical science pupils will warm up to the topic of heat when viewing this set of slides. It covers heat transfer, measurement tools, phase changes, and more. Have demonstrations and examples of the tools prepared to accompany the presentation for the most effective learning experience.
7th - 12th Science 5 Views 33 Downloads
Answer short answers and fill-in-the-blank questions after reading a briefing of how heat energy is transferred between objects. This straightforward worksheet can be useful as homework the evening before you do demonstrations of the three methods of heat transfer.
5th - 8th Science 44 Views 290 Downloads
Zero-Energy Home Design
Challenge young engineers to design a one-bedroom scale house that would collect and maintain as much heat as possible. Special constraints must be adhered to, but creativity is also allowed. Diagrams and background information are provided to help you with your preceding lecture.
9th - 12th Science 22 Views 42 Downloads
STEMbite: Heat Transfer
Convection, conduction, and radiation are the three methods of heat transfer. Introduce them to your physical science students by showing this video. The emcee shows where each of these play a role in his kitchen and explains a bit about how they work.
2 mins 5th - 9th Science 15 Views 31 Downloads
Solar Heating in the Himalayas
A fascinating lesson on how solar power is utilized by people who live in the Himalayas is here for you. In it, learners perform a case study which will help them understand that solar energy is a renewable resource, that geography affects the distribution of solar energy, and that sunlight is a underused source of energy.
6th - 8th Science 12 Views 30 Downloads
Bill Nye The Science Guy on Heat
A difficult-to-grasp concept, the fact that even cold objects contain heat energy, is the focus of this hot little video clip! Bill Nye tells physical science learners that heat is, by definition, the motion of molecules. He compares the heat in a lighted match to the heat in a swan ice sculpture.
2 mins 5th - 10th Science 8 Views 20 Downloads
Be "Sun-sible" about Heating Water
Students create a solar water heater. In this solar energy lesson, students conduct an experiment to determine which colors absorb more radiant heat. Students investigate the relationship of heat loss to insulation. Students then create a model solar water heater.
K - 4th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Example of Convection
Compare the density of different salt solutions and then observe currents that are caused by the difference. Set up a demonstration of dynamic equilibrium. The intent with these activities is to begin building understanding of density concepts as a preparation for learning about convection currents.
7th - 12th Science 5 Views 11 Downloads