Middle schoolers comprehend how heat loss is affected by exposed surface area. They decide what type of and how many data to collect. Students decide how the results should be presented. They make a series of accurate observations
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Investigation: Heat Exchange
After a brief reading on conduction and home heating systems, middle schoolers design a comparison experiment of temperature change in both hot and cold water. They will need to write up their own lab reports even though the procedure...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Save the Penguins: An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Heat things up in your physical science class with this interactive lesson series on thermodynamics. Through a series of class demonstrations and experiments, young scientists learn how heat is transferred through conduction, convention,...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
More than a week's worth of investigation is provided in this source. Physical science stars experiment to describe specific heat, conduction, convection, and radiation. They also discover the relationship between mechanical and thermal...
7th - 12th Science
Heat Exchange with Winter Survival Skills Component
Middle schoolers experiment with thermometers to explain the heat exchange when ice melts and changes to steam. In this heat exchange lesson, students make ice cream freeze and determine heat loss in various tests. Middle schoolers find...
6th - 8th Science