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Common Misconceptions about Heat and Insulation
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This article describes some common misconceptions that elementary students may have about ...

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.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Make Your Own Temperature Scale
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Students learn about the difference between temperature and thermal energy. They build ...

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.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jeff Lyng
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
Solar Power
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Students learn about solar energy and how to calculate the amount of ...

Students learn about solar energy and how to calculate the amount of solar energy available at a given location and time of day on Earth. The importance of determining incoming solar energy for solar devices is discussed.

Subject:
Engineering
Electronic Technology
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Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Marissa H. Forbes
Odessa Gomez
Think Scientifically: The Sun and The Water Cycle
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Learners will read or listen to a story about two sisters, Marisol ...

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).

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength