This HUGE unit will help you teach about thermal energy and heat transfer to your middle school science class.
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A large unit covering Standards NGSS MS PS3-4 and Utah SEEd 6.2.3.
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Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.NGSS MS PS3-4
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 . Emphasize recording and evaluating data and communicating the results of the investigation.Utah SEEd 6.2.3
This resource starts with phenomena!
Students will then be introduced to thermal energy with an informative slide show. They will take notes with a strategic note-taking guide. Students will read an article about heat transfer and conduct an investigation on convection currents.
This unit includes response pages, an informational text article, interactive notebook flaps, two slide shows, three complete labs, one investigation for students to plan, reading responses, a two-page quiz, and answer keys for everything!
Students will plan an investigation to determine the relationship between mass and thermal energy and substance and thermal energy. Students will learn about the three types of heat transfer: convection, conduction, and radiation.
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I used this for the sixth grade Utah SEEd. It is a great resource and aligns well. The slide show was great for teaching concepts and the students loved the easy to do labs!Cathy D.
I loved how this aligned so well with the standards…not just focused on basic heat transfer, but really had students learning to plan an investigation and think about change in energy. Great resource.Lindsey T.
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