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Melting the Ice: Energy Transfer
Students study thermal energy and energy transfer to sea ice processes. In this energy transfer lesson, students make their own ice cream and discuss energy transfer and thermal energy. Students view a radiation overhead and its role in sea ice growth.
6th - 9th Science 21 Views 136 Downloads
Unit VII Energy: WS 3a Energy Transfer and Storage
Here is a nifty worksheet on energy transfer. Physics fanatics analyze a diagram and state whether or not friction is involved. They sketch bar graphs and draw energy flow diagrams for each system as well. Circular motion, movement up and down inclined planes, spring motion, and gravitational pull are all presented.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 17 Downloads
Melting the Ice: Energy Transfer
Young scholars compare and contrast the different types of heat transfer. In this earth science instructional activity, students draw and label the energy transfer that takes place in sea ice. They make ice cream in the lab and explain how salt and ice work together to freeze the mixture.
6th - 8th Science 38 Views 98 Downloads
Introduction to Energy Transfer
Students demonstrate an understanding of thermal conductivity. In this energy transfer lesson, students investigate conduction, conductivity, and radiation. They determine how the transfer of energy is related to various forms of Alaskan dwellings.
4th - 8th Science 55 Views 264 Downloads
Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Heat
This worksheet would make a nifty quiz on the laws of thermodynamics. Nine multiple choice questions assess high schoolers' understanding of energy transfer, specific heat capacity, phase change, fusion, and vaporization. It is short but saavy.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 19 Downloads
Soda Straw Rockets
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces before designing and testing their own paper rockets.
K - 6th Science 139 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Energy Transformation Worksheet
Upper elementary or middle school scientists determine what types of energy are involved in six different pictures. Then they produce examples of three different energy transformations. This learning exercise has colorful graphics and is neatly organized.
5th - 8th Science 55 Views 494 Downloads
Cell Energy Worksheet
Biology apprentices answer 33 questions on this neat worksheet. Questions deal with the processes of respiration and photosynthesis. Learners need to know the steps in each process and the chemical equations representing each. They also compare and contrast the two in a Venn diagram.
7th - 12th Science 119 Views 540 Downloads
Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Heat
The laws of thermodynamics raise the temperature in your classroom when physics pupils complete this worksheet! They demonstrate their understanding by calculating specific heat capacity, final temperature, amount of work done, and more. This assignment provides a well-rounded set of 12 problems for them to solve as a review.
9th - 12th Science 16 Views 30 Downloads
The Transfer of Energy 1: Thermochemistry
Budding chemists achieve a basic understanding of the role of heat in chemical reactions. An online worksheet gives learners instructions and questions to answer as they investigate the Chem4Kids website and perform a hands-on lab inquiry. Using calcium chloride and ammonium nitrate, both in water, they record the temperature every five minutes over a 30-minute span.
8th - 12th Science 16 Views 26 Downloads
Qualitative Examples of Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Instructions for series of six activites, a reading of scientific literature, and a choice of six assessments await you in this physics resource. Well-written plans guide you in guiding your pupils to experiment with levers, pulleys, rolling marbles, springs, and more.
9th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 33 Downloads
Work from Expansion
Sal's series on the Law of Thermodynamics continues with this video on how heat and work are added to, or taken away from, a system. As a result of the heat and work energy, the system that is being worked on will transform into another form of energy.
13 mins 7th - 10th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Bubble in the Hot Tub
Students participate in a Science and Technology unit designed to introduce the particle theory through drama, demonstrations, and hands-on investigations. They assume the role of engineers and design and build a hot tub for their community pool.
7th - 8th Science 11 Views 67 Downloads
Lesson 2: Confronting Climate Change: Understanding
In the second of three lessons about climate change, young climatologists examine the local impacts of severe storms and drought on roads, rivers, buildings, and more. Through a series of investigations, learners begin to understand the effects of a warming planet on a more comprehensible scale.
6th - 12th Science 83 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Energy: The Universal Currency
Science stars examine the concept of energy by thinking about everyday situations. The lesson plan is incohesive. It lists goals for the student, but doesn't address all of them in the content. The best use of this resource would simply be to glean ideas for discussion questions appropriate to the energy sub-topic that you will be covering in your class each day.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Living with the Heat
Young oceanographers study the Submarine Ring of Fire, which is a series of deep-water volcanic vents that come up from the ocean floor. Learners take a close look at the unique ecosystems that are associated with these areas, how these volcanoes are formed, and the effects they have on the ocean life around them.
5th - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 25 Downloads
Choosing Energy-Efficient Appliances
What makes this lesson stand out from others about our personal energy use is the myriad of high-quality materials that support it. Find clear images, well-designed worksheets, links to related websites, and a presentation rubric for the assigned small-group project.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed