## 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

# Specific Heat

Unit 5: Unit 6: Energy
Lesson 6 of 9

## 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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### Rachel Meisner

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