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Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.

 
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7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students go through a fun lab rotation that allows them to experience radiation, conduction, and convection!

 
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Build a Thermos

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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Need STEM lessons to help your students explore heat and temperature? This is the one.

 
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7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this summative assessment, students demonstrate their understanding of energy and scientific writing by answering the essential question. As opposed to a multiple choice exam, students can each demonstrate their understanding in their own way!

 
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energy assessment lesson
   

Popcorn Party

6th Grade Science » Unit: Chemistry and Cooking
6th Grade Science » Unit: Chemistry and Cooking
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Cooked foods can be prepared in many ways, but all require some sort of heat. In this lesson, we will learn the methods heat can be transferred to food, as well as everything else!

 
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Thermal Protection Systems: Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their knowledge of radiation, conduction, and convection to design thermal protection systems for NASA that will protect a spacecraft from burning up in the atmosphere!

 
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tps lesson
   

Putting It All Together: 25 Ways to Study

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students generate 25 ways to study and practice some of these strategies as they prepare for their summative assessment. Students analyze their own formative assessment data to identify their individual learning needs and create a lighbulb graphic organiz

 
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lightbulb lesson
   

Exploring Radiation: Solar S'mores

6th Grade Science » Unit: Chemistry and Cooking
6th Grade Science » Unit: Chemistry and Cooking
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students love to cook and to eat. What better way to teach about solar heat than to make a solar oven and cook S'mores?!

 
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Thermal Protection Systems: Day 2 and Day 3

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their knowledge of radiation, conduction, and convection to design thermal protection systems for NASA that will protect a spacecraft from burning up in the atmosphere!

 
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tps lesson
   

How Does Heat Move? Introduction to Heat Transfer

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
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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thermal dynamics lesson
   

Exploring the Law of Conservation of Energy

8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using toys and other fun props, your students can explore how energy transfers help scientists and engineers to innovate.

 
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Materials Affect the Rate of Heat Transfer - Experimental Design

7th Grade Science » Unit: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
7th Grade Science » Unit: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Warming trends are destroying the habitats of penguins on the icy continent of Antarctica. We must build homes for their survival. What materials will prevent heat transfer?

 
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6th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
David Kujawski
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The EM Spectrum has infiltrated many aspects of our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not. The goal of this web quest is for students to develop an understanding of the common ways we are affected, both positive and negative.

 
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FLIR Infrared Videos to Introduce Heat Transfer

6th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
6th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
David Kujawski
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Visualizing conduction at the molecular level helps students develop a deeper conceptual understanding of all types of heat transfer.

 
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Don't Be Fuel-ish!

6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Fossil fuel supplies are not indefinite. Society must utilize alternative forms of energy in order to ensure life on our planet.

 
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Heat Transfer in Architecture: Radiation

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do architects design eco-friendly buildings that take advantage of the heat transfer from the sun's radiation? Students create an investigation as they explore radiation and its heat transferring potential.

 
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