Hot! Hot! Hot!

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Calories are not tiny creatures that sew your clothes tighter every night, but what are they? A science lesson, presented at multiple levels, has learners experiment with heat, heat transfer, and graph the function over time. It also includes lab instructions and analysis questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Test different brands of hand warmers for comparison
  • Redo the experiment with glass or plastic cups instead of Styrofoam to see how it changes the results
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson builds off the Think Like a Scientist unit

  • Lesson plan is in 5E format
  • Provides differentiation strategies
  • Offers experiment explanations at a middle school and high school levels

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