Definitions of Conduction, Convection, and Radiation

There's quite a bit in this physical science packet. First, how is heat transferred? Learners read a brief explanation of conduction, convection, and radiation before identifying common occurrences (with pictures) as one of the three. Next, they experiment with these methods by cooking popcorn in three different ways. There is text to explain how each of these methods represents a different way for heat to transfer. Find two reference sheets for students on energy transformation wavelength, as well as a multiple choice quiz. Finally, there are sixteen pictured examples of energy, and learners decide whether they are potential or kinetic. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • For the popcorn experiment, ask kids to think about different methods of popping popcorn before handing them this sheet or giving away the three listed
Pros

  • The images make the reference sheets and example worksheets much clearer and more kid friendly
Cons

  • There isn't any instruction included to help kids complete the potential and kinetic energy worksheet, so it will require supplemental information