Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Specific Heat - Section 8: Evaluate


For this lesson to evaluate students I had them complete the homework, but I choose questions that all involved the solving for Q (energy). 

In hindsight I should have given students more rigorous problems that would have them solve for other variables such as m (mass) or c (heat capacity). 

Additionally I should have given students another problem where they were to determine the amount of calories in food. 

I have students do this again in the review and in a computer activity, but if I expect them to be able to do these more complicated problems I need to give them additional practice at the end of the lesson.

  Increased Rigor of Homework
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Increased Rigor of Homework
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Specific Heat

Unit 5: Unit 6: Energy
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to explain the concept of heat capacity and how to figure out the amount of energy transferred between substances through taking notes, performing practice questions, and participating in demonstrations.

Big Idea: Heat capacity is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of a substance and can be determined through experiments and calculations.

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Science, Chemistry, Exothermic Reactions, specific heat, heat capacity, calorimetry, heat, temperature
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