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Students compare and contrast the different types of heat transfer. In this earth science lesson, 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.
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. Students watch a demonstration using water, saltwater, and ice cubes. Students complete a worksheet about melting the ice.
Learners 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.
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. Project is divided into subtasks in order to integrate necessary information for culminating task.
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. This makes a practical homework assignment.
In this electrical activity, students draw a schematic design and build a circuit board to grasp the understanding of power conversion circuits before answering a series of 30 open-ended questions including analyzing schematics. This activity is printable and there are on-line answers to the questions.
For this energy transfer and food chains worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer about the relationship between the sun, producers, first order consumers, second order consumers and third order consumers.
In this energy transfer worksheet, students answer 17 questions about energy, kinds of energy and forces that do work. They calculate power of forces and work done on objects.
In this energy transfer crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the 8 clues to help them correctly complete the word puzzle.
In this science word search worksheet, students identify and locate words as they relate to energy transfer and magnetism. There are 17 words to locate in the puzzle and spell correctly.
Fifth graders identify situations in which kinetic and potential energy are exchanged and identify the direction of energy transfer using marbles and flexible foam track. They observe how the marbles move spontaneously when released from a height and that they will not move if set on a flat surface.
Students explore the active layer above permafrost and investigate various factors on the insulation value of the active layer.  In this energy transfer lesson, students conduct and experiment to determine the effects of snow cover, vegetation, and/or soil moisture on the insulation value of permafrost. 
Fifth graders study thermal energy and conduction. In this thermal energy lesson, 5th graders participate in a series of investigations to study thermal energy transfer and conduction. Students complete a data worksheet for the experiments and draw a diagram for each example from the investigation. Students write a journal entry about conduction.
Young scholars investigate the planet Earth's infamous ring of fire and the life that thrives from it.  In this ocean environment lesson plan, students investigate hydrothermal vents and how organisms thrive off their heat.  Young scholars complete a hydrothermal worksheet and read online discussions on the matter.
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.
In this physics worksheet, 12th graders calculate the power generated in AC circuits. They solve and write short answers to 47 questions about given circuits.
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. This incredibly thorough plan has many terrific websites that kids access to further their learning about the Submarine Ring of Fire.
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.
Middle schoolers engage in an activity which demonstrates how potential energy (PE) can be converted to kinetic energy (KE) and back again. Given a pendulum height, students calculate and predict how fast the pendulum will swing by understanding conservation of energy and using the equations for PE and KE. Excellent worksheets which accompany the experiment are imbedded in this plan.
In this energy transformations worksheet, students fill in the objects to a chart for which one would fit each energy transformation, and fill in the blanks to a chart about which energy transfer fits each object. Students complete 6 problems total.