The Heat Is On!
Young scholars research severe weather conditions common to their geographic location and create weather emergency guides. They, in groups, develop guides for extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, tornadoes, floods, and storms.
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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
New Review What Is the "Greenhouse Effect"?
Enough talk about the Greenhouse Effect—let's actually look at it! Junior climatologists engage in a simple thermodynamics experiment on a cold winter's day to examine global warming. The activity simulates rising carbon dioxide levels...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Heat Transfer and Cooling
Astronauts train underwater to simulate the change in gravity. An out-of-this-world unit includes three hands-on activities, one teacher demonstration, and a discussion related to some of the challenges astronauts face. Scholars apply...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Determination of the Specific Heat Capacity of a Solid by the Method of Mixtures
Knowing an item's specific heat capacity helps determine its uses, such as a low heat capacity for a soup spoon and a high heat capacity for home insulation. Scholars find the specific heat capacity of a metal ball in the 10th lesson of...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed