Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Terms of Heat Exchange and Phases of Matter - Section 2: Question for the Day


Some of the student answers for what materials melted, helped me assess how well my students understood the term, melt. Next time I will start with a piece of ice in a glass and ask what is happening to the ice. This way I am addressing all my learners and starting with a collective experience for the word 'melt' before asking, "What materials melt?"

After students shared answers, I asked for volunteers to circle the materials they 'hypothesized' would not melt and to explain what they thought would happen. I will remind students of this conversation when they learn about heat transfer and irreversible changes.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Student Answers to Question for the Day
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Terms of Heat Exchange and Phases of Matter

Unit 5: Unit 5 Matter and Its Interactions
Lesson 3 of 11

Objective: SWBAT diagram and explain how changes in temperature affect states of matter.

Big Idea: Students learn how matter changes depending on the removal or addition of heat and develop academic vocabulary associated with heat loss or gain.

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