Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding FLIR Infrared Videos to Introduce Heat Transfer - Section 5: Researching Molecular Structures and Making Connections


Science is difficult to understand, because many phenomena cannot be seen. As educators, we can help alleviate this frustration by making science more visible. Modeling helps give students a way to communicate their ideas in a way that makes it more tangible.  

This is why modeling is so important in our NGSS classrooms--it makes science come alive. In this lesson, students are taking their visual models and experiences from studying density and solubility to build deeper understanding about how matter and energy interact. Models don't have to perfect--there is no such thing, as science constantly progresses. Therefore, we should create the same tone in our classes, which demand evidence to support our ideas, but a realization that ideas change once new evidence is found that refutes our original thoughts.

  Using Visual Learning in an NGSS Classroom
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Using Visual Learning in an NGSS Classroom
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FLIR Infrared Videos to Introduce Heat Transfer

Unit 4: Energy
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT: Predict, observe and explain the results from the infrared video experiment.

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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