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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! By the end of the slide show, learners are able to explain the three types of transfer, calculate transfer rates, and relate radiation to temperature.
Heat Transfer & Phase Changes
In this heat transfer and phase change worksheet, students experiment with ice, salt, and milk to show the relationship between the temperature of a solution and its phase. Students turn milk from a liquid to a solid and graph the temperature of the milk mixture over time. They answer 5 questions about their results.
Interactive Notes-"Heat Transfer"
Students explore heat transfer. In this temperature and molecule behavior lesson, students view a PowerPoint while simultaneously performing experiments in which heat transfer is demonstrated. Students use cold beakers, ice cubes, light bulbs, and chemicals as they observe and record what happens when these materials make contact.
Staying Warm in Antarctica!
Has your class ever wondered how animals and scientists stay warm in the Polar Regions? Kids will investigate to understand the three types of heat transfer and how heat transfer affects those trying to stay toasty in sub-zero temperatures. They engage in two different hands-on experiments that show the process of conduction, convection, and radiation. The lesson culminates in a design activity that requires learners to create a suit for staying warm.
South Pole Ice Cream!
How can you turn an ice cream activity into a scientific investigation? It's easy if you know ionic compounds, heat transfer, and the exothermic and endothermic process. Learners will explore the science behind freezing, insulation, and changes in states of matter as they investigate what is actually taking place to help them create a frozen treat.
Three Methods of Heat Transfer
Students participate in a variety of experiments designed to illustrate types of heat transfer including conduction, convection and radiation. They complete worksheets as an assessment of the experiments.
Students examine heat transfer using energy efficient houses. For this heat transfer lesson students calculate the heat that is transferred between a system and its surroundings.
What is Heat Transfer?
Students explore heat transfer and how it affects weather.
Methods of Heat Transfer
Eighth graders discuss the forms of heat transfer that relate to the human body. Discussion revolves around the ability of different designs of hats to change the rate of heat transfer to and from the body. Students then experiment with the material composition of a hat and its affects on the rate at which heat is transferred.
Methods of Heat Transfer
Eighth graders are introduced to the various types of heat transfer methods. After taking a quiz, they pretend their hands are cold and offer suggestions on how to warm them up. They explain each type of heat transfer method and give examples. To end the lesson, they decide which method is the best way to transfer heat.
Methods of Heat Transfer
Eighth graders compare and contrast methods of heat transfer such as convection, conduction, and radiation. They participate in experiments to observe each type of heat transfer. Afterward, 8th graders discuss their observations and justify the best way to transfer heat and why.
In this heat worksheet, students calculate the heat transfer and the conductivity for given problems. Students also calculate thermal conductivity, radiation, and absorption. This worksheet has 13 word problems.
Quiz - Method of Heat Transfer
Students take a quiz of method of heat transfer. In this heat transfer lesson plan, students answer questions in which they tell if the situation describes conduction, convection or radiation.
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. Some terrific extension activities and websites are also present.
Energy and Control
Seventh graders construct a lunch box that maintains functional temperature zones and does not allow heat transfer between the zones. They examine the transfer of heat, the capacity of certain materials to hold heat, and how the properties of heat can be applied to natural and human-made environments.
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.
Improving the Building Envelope System
Students explain the different heat transfer mechanisms and how they influence the building envelope. They develop ways in which the building envelope can be improved and test hypotheses about building envelope designs.
The Envelope System: A Partial Solution
Studnet identify examples of conduction, convection and radiation. They develop an example of a building envelope. They also describe how heat transfer mechanisms can affect home energy costs.
Elementary Concepts in Heat
Third graders read a thermometer with accuracy, record observations and data, and infer conceptual meaning. They integrate mathematical charting and graphing skills to organize their data. They explore what happens when they touch or use the liquid crystal and fever strips. They record their observations and see if they can explain why the color changes are observed (evidence of heat transfer).
This splendid set of practice questions is very useful for reinforcing understanding of heat transfer in the real world. The twelve questions require critical thinking and application of conduction, convection, and radiation concepts. Each question slide is followed by it's answer and complete explanation.