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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
Curie Point
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Curie Point

In this activity best suited as a demonstration, learners observe that when ... (more)

In this activity best suited as a demonstration, learners observe that when a piece of iron gets too hot, it loses its ability to be magnetized. The temperature at which this occurs is known as the Curie Point. This simple set-up involving a lantern battery and Tinkertoys demonstrates this phenomenon. Adult supervision required, as the wire will get hot in this activity. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Computing and Information
Geoscience
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Exploratorium
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Exploratorium
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
California Department of Education
National Science Foundation
NEC Foundation of America
The Exploratorium
Heat It Up!
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Heat It Up!

Through a teacher demonstration using water, heat and food coloring, students see ... (more)

Through a teacher demonstration using water, heat and food coloring, students see how convection moves the energy of the Sun from its core outwards. Students learn about the three different modes of heat transfer (convection, conduction, radiation) and how they are related to the Sun and life on our planet. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Geoscience
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Geoffrey Hill
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
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
Geoscience
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
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.
Teach Engineering: How Hot Is It?
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Teach Engineering: How Hot Is It?

This is a lesson plan for grades 3-5 to introduce the concept ... (more)

This is a lesson plan for grades 3-5 to introduce the concept of heat and thermal energy. It is designed as a teacher-led discussion to explore temperature, heat capacity, convection, conduction, and radiation. It includes background information for teachers, vocabulary sheets, and links to two related hands-on classroom activities. Teach Engineering is an NSF-funded Pathway developed to provide high-quality experiential learning materials for K-12 classrooms. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Teach Engineering: How Much Heat Will It Hold?
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Teach Engineering: How Much Heat Will It Hold?

This is a 50-minute lab for grades 3-5 on the topic of ... (more)

This is a 50-minute lab for grades 3-5 on the topic of heat capacity. Students work in teams to collect data on the heat capacity of various common materials. The main objective is to promote understanding of how heat capacity is related to the storage of thermal energy. By graphing the change in temperature over time, students also gain awareness of which materials make good insulators and which are better conductors. Printable student worksheets and vocabulary lists are included. This activity is part of a module titled "How Hot Is It?" See Related items on this page for a link to the full module. Teach Engineering is an NSF-funded Pathway developed to provide high-quality experiential learning materials for K-12 classrooms. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
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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