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Common Misconceptions about Heat and Insulation
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Common Misconceptions about Heat and Insulation

This article describes some common misconceptions that elementary students may have about ... (more)

This article describes some common misconceptions that elementary students may have about energy, heat, and insulation. It also includes suggestions for formative assessment and teaching for conceptual change. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Cook Food Using the Sun
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Cook Food Using the Sun

Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil ... (more)

Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil and plastic. Learners can use their oven to cook S'mores or other food in the sun. Use this activity to introduce learners to solar energy. Safety note: The solar oven can get very hot. Adult supervision recommended. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
How is Coastal Temperature Influenced by the Great Lakes and the Ocean?
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How is Coastal Temperature Influenced by the Great Lakes and the Ocean?

In this two-part lesson, learners discover how large bodies of water can ... (more)

In this two-part lesson, learners discover how large bodies of water can serve as a heat source or sink at different times and how proximity to water moderates climate along the coast. The activities' combination of laboratory investigation, map study, and graphing applies different learning styles and provides practice in important science processes. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Science Foundation
NOAA National Sea Grant
Office of Naval Research
Roseanne W. Fortner
Victor J. Mayer
Ice Cream Shake
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Ice Cream Shake

In this tasty activity, learners make their own ice cream any day ... (more)

In this tasty activity, learners make their own ice cream any day of the year in an exploration of heat and cold. Highlights include freezing and melting and the transition from liquid to solid. And at the end, you can eat the experiment! Try using this activity for an Ice Cream Day science celebration. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
PBS
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Arby's
Greendog
National Science Foundation
Public television viewers
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
WGBH
Make Your Own Temperature Scale
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Make Your Own Temperature Scale

Students learn about the difference between temperature and thermal energy. They build ... (more)

Students learn about the difference between temperature and thermal energy. They build a thermometer using simple materials and develop their own scale for measuring temperature. They compare their thermometer to a commercial thermometer, and get a sense for why engineers need to understand the properties of thermal energy. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Jeff Lyng
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
SciGirls Doghouse Design
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SciGirls Doghouse Design

This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry ... (more)

This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into absorption and reflection of radiant energy. In order to build a house that keeps a dog as cool possible in the heat, learners set up an experiment to find out if paint color effects temperature. Learners will paint shoe boxes with different colors. Then, they set thermometers inside to take initial readings and measure how the temperature of each box changes after 20 minutes under a heat lamp, comparing the sets of readings in a simple bar graph when theyäóťre done. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Doghouse Design (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Think Scientifically: The Sun and The Water Cycle
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Think Scientifically: The Sun and The Water Cycle

Learners will read or listen to a story about two sisters, Marisol ... (more)

Learners will read or listen to a story about two sisters, Marisol and Sofia, as they explore the Sun's role in the water cycle. Additionally, numerous extension resources are included in the accompanying educator guide, such as suggestions for no-cost language arts activities, links to further science activities, a book walk cue chart to guide classroom discussion before, during, and after the story, a graphic organizer, and alignments to the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
To Eat or Burn: The Energy's the Same!
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To Eat or Burn: The Energy's the Same!

Students use a calorimeter made of common materials to demonstrate that energy ... (more)

Students use a calorimeter made of common materials to demonstrate that energy can be measured and converted from one form to another. Hydrocarbons, such as paraffin, contain stored chemical energy; food contains stored chemical energy. The activity uses a raw potato, a nut, a candle, an aluminum drink can, a thermometer, and a balance scale. A data sheet is included in the resource. The investigation supports material presented in chapter 1, "What is Energy?" in the textbook, Energy Flow, part of Global System Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
WorldWatcher Project: Global Warming
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WorldWatcher Project: Global Warming

This Starting Point webpage is a summary of a role-playing resource called ... (more)

This Starting Point webpage is a summary of a role-playing resource called Worldwatcher Project: Global Warming Project. In this exercise, students role-play advisors to various heads of state on the subject of global warming. The web site offers a short curriculum to help the students become experts on global warming. It offers lab activities, computer visualizations (using free WorldWatcher software), lots of background readings, and choose-your-own-adventure journeys through the carbon and water cycles. The unit concludes with a summit on global warming at which students give their presentations. For teachers, there is a pedagogical explanation for each activity and rubrics for the presentation and for an energy balance diagram assignment. This website explains the learning goals of the exercise and context for use of this exercise. It also provides teaching notes and tips, a list of necessary teaching materials, assessment techniques and additional resources. This website is part of the Starting Point collection. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Readings
Reference
Simulations
Unit of Study
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Starting Point (SERC)
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Author:
Daniel Edelson
Rebecca Teed
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