Reflection: Grappling with Complexity How Does Heat Move? Introduction to Heat Transfer - Section 5: Mini Lesson: Heat Transfer and Obtaining Information From Text


In the time crunch of the day and year, it can be easy as an educator to try to find things to "cut" from lessons.  Taking the time to model for the students what you are thinking as you read science text is essential for this lesson.  You see, students that are not effective readers have no idea what is going on inside the brains of effective readers like you and me.  Some students have never realized that when effective readers read that they make connections and generate questions.  The only way that they can learn this skill is to be "inside the head" of an effective reader.  Metacognition is a huge asset to a teacher of scientific literacy.  Let the students in your head.  Let them see what you think when you are reading, what you are connecting to, and what strategies you use to analyze text.  Verbalizing these things for the students can make the invisible, visible.  

There is always time for modeling metacognition.

  Metacognition: Make the Invisible, Visible
  Grappling with Complexity: Metacognition: Make the Invisible, Visible
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How Does Heat Move? Introduction to Heat Transfer

Unit 5: Energy
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: The student will be able to identify and explain the various ways that heat transfers through systems in the natural world.

Big Idea: Students analyze a text to find evidence of heat transfer and connect the evidence they cite from the text to fun demonstrations!

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Science, Energy (Physical Science), potential energy, Energy and Thermodynamics, thermal, radiation, conduction, convection, heat transfer, kinetic energy
  95 minutes
thermal dynamics lesson
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