Do you need a little help covering Thermal Energy and Particle Motion in your middle school science class?
This comprehensive unit will save you lots of time and keep your students engaged! It includes labs on thermal energy and engaging activities!
A complete unit designed to help you cover standard NGSS MS PS1-4 and Utah SEEd 6.2.2, 6.2.3, and 8.1.5.
NGSS MS PS1-4: Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on qualitative molecular-level models of solids, liquids, and gases to show that adding or removing thermal energy increases or decreases the kinetic energy of the particles until a change of state occurs. Examples of models could include drawings and diagrams. Examples of particles could include molecules or inert atoms. Examples of pure substances could include water, carbon dioxide, and helium.]
Utah SEEd 6.2.2: Develop a model to predict the of heat energy on states of matter and density. Emphasize the arrangement of particles in states of matter (solid, liquid, or gas) and during phase changes (melting, freezing, condensing, and evaporating). (PS1.A, PS3.A)
Utah SEEd 6.2.3: Plan and carry out an investigation to determine the relationship between temperature, the amount of heat transferred, and the change of average particle motion in various types or amounts of matter. Emphasize recording and evaluating data, and communicating the results of the investigation. (PS3.A)
Utah SEEd 8.1.5: Develop a model that uses computational thinking to illustrate the cause and effect relationships in particle motion, temperature, density, and state of a pure substance when heat energy is added or removed. Emphasize molecular-level models of solids, liquids, and gases to show how adding or removing heat energy can result in phase changes and on calculating density of a substance’s state. (PS3.A)
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Students will love this engaging and comprehensive unit on kinetic theory and particle motion.
Students will learn about the kinetic theory of matter, particle motion, transitions, and phase changes. Students will love the engaging labs on thermal energy!
This complete unit contains a variety of activities including two informative slideshows with strategic note-taking guide, four hands-on labs, response pages, an assessment, and answer keys for everything!
I loved this unit on energy and particle motion. Great information and a nice mix of activities. The reading passages and the slide show were awesome and the students loved the lab!Edith J.
This is a wonderful resource that really aligns well to the standard. My students were so excited for the labs and I loved the slide show.Susan E.
Great unit. My students loved these labs and were really engaged. Worked great with our state specific standards. Includes lots of pieces.Lance E.
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