Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Chillin' with Colored Paper - Section 2: Explore


The outcome of the melting ice cube was surprising to me and my students.  The red paper melted the ice cube quicker than the black paper. You can see in my video below how I handled this situation with my students.  Overall, my students were able to verbalize why the ice cube was melting because of the transfer of thermal energy.  I'm not sure however, that my students made the connection that energy can be transferred from one object to another as the standard states, so I need to make sure I am explicit with that tomorrow.  

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Chillin' with Colored Paper

Unit 2: Energy
Lesson 2 of 4

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate how energy can be transferred from one object to another, by melting an ice cube.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students work with ice cubes and different colored paper to develop observations in order to prove energy can be transferred from the paper to the ice cube.

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Science, energy production, observations, hands on, ice, transfer of energy, Energy
  45 minutes
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