Heat and Water

This Heat and Water lesson plan also includes:

Which runs faster: hot or cold? Hot, because everyone can catch cold! In an inquiry-based STEM lesson plan, middle schoolers explore the concepts of heat, temperature, and kinetic energy with a computer simulation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • apply the lesson to your existing unit on water
  • Use the pre-assessment results to form similar-ability peer groups
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of states of water and water cycle
  • As with many inquiry lessons, estimated duration of the lesson could vary significantly

  • Designed for multiple learning styles
  • Post-assessment and lab report presentations are provided
  • Structured and guided inquiry lab worksheets are included

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