v1 Unit 5: Heat & Temperature

 Higgins Note: I will be revisiting and revising this course after I finish Astronomy 2nd Edition Final Draft, sometime during 2017/2018. Current version was designed a few years ago. 

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Unit 5: Heat & Temperature

Unit Outcomes / Objectives
  • Students will be able to describe how energy moves through a system

  • Students will be able to evaluate the difference between heat and temperature

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5A: Kinetic Molecular Theory - 25 Minutes
  • YouTube EDU Link - Google Drive Link
  • Concepts
    • Kinetic Molecular Theory - All atoms/molecules are vibrating
    • Solid - Vibrating atoms/molecules that don't move
    • Liquid - Sliding atoms/molecules vibrating around each other
    • Gas - Fast moving atoms/molecules bouncing off each other
  • Summary Tasks
    1. Write a 3 paragraph story about how a Mr/Mrs/etc Molecule of water moves from a solid (ice), to a liquid (water), to a gas(steam). Emphasizing how the particles move.
  • Ancillaries
  • Teacher notes / instructions
5B: Heat vs Temperature - 25 Minutes
  • YouTube EDU Link - Google Drive Link
  • Concepts
    • Heat - Transferring vibrations
    • Temperature - Mesauring Heat
    • Hot vs Cold - Large vs Small vibrations
  • Summary Tasks
    1. Why would Heat and Temperature be interchangeable? Why do we use each word the same way all the time?
    2. Imagine...
      • Hot and Cold are on 'trial'
      • Provide statements that justifies the existence of each. Are they 'real'?
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  • Teacher notes / instructions
5C: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation - 25 Minutes
  • YouTube EDU Link - Google Drive Link
  • Concepts
    • Conduction - Moving Heat through touch
    • Convection - Hot to Cold, the cycle
    • Radiation - Moving through air & space
  • Summary Tasks
    1. Imagine you are a molecule of air, write a story of your journey through all 3 ways that Heat moves through a system. 
  • Ancillaries
  • Teacher notes / instructions
Activities / Demonstrations / Labs
CPO Labs
Mr. Willem's and I found that CPO equipment (we like their stuff) is much better suited for the level of students that we encounter in the classroom. - Higgins
  • Heat movement lab - 60 Minutes
SciHigg Material
  • Pending

Nebraska state standards assessed in this Module:

  • Inquiry, the Nature of Science, and Technology
    • SC12.1.1.a Formulate a testable hypothesis supported by prior knowledge to guide an investigation
    • SC12.1.1.b Design and conduct logical and sequential scientific investigations with repeated trials and apply findings to new investigations
    • SC12.1.1.c Identify and manage variables and constraints
    • SC12.1.1.d Select and use lab equipment and technology appropriately and accurately
    • SC12.1.1.e Use tools and technology to make detailed qualitative and quantitative observations
    • SC12.1.1.f Represent and review collected data in a systematic, accurate, and objective manner
    • SC12.1.1.g Analyze and interpret data, synthesize ideas, formulate and evaluate models, and clarify concepts and explanations
    • SC12.1.1.h Use results to verify or refute a hypothesis
    • SC12.1.1.i Propose and/or evaluate possible revisions and alternate explanations
    • SC12.1.1.j Share information, procedures, results, conclusions, and defend findings to a scientific community (peers, science fair audience, policy makers)
    • SC12.1.1.k Evaluate scientific investigations and offer revisions and new ideas as appropriate
    • SC12.1.1.l Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry
    • SC12.1.2.a Recognize that scientific explanations must be open to questions, possible modifications, and must be based upon historical and current scientific knowledge
    • SC12.1.2.b Describe how society influences the work of scientists and how science, technology, and current scientific discoveries influence and change society
    • SC12.1.2.c Recognize that the work of science results in incremental advances, almost always building on prior knowledge, in our understanding of the world
    • SC12.1.2.d Research and describe the difficulties experienced by scientific innovators who had to overcome commonly held beliefs of their times to reach conclusions that we now take for granted
    • SC12.1.3.a Propose designs and choose between alternative solutions of a problem (Introduced in Module 1)
    • SC12.1.3.b Assess the limits of a technical design (Introduced in Module 1)
    • SC12.1.3.c Implement the selected solution
    • SC12.1.3.d Evaluate the solution and its consequences (Introduced in Module 1)
    • SC12.1.3.e Communicate the problem, process, and solution (Introduced in Module 1)
    • SC12.1.3.f Compare and contrast the reasons for the pursuit of science and the pursuit of technology.
    • SC12.1.3.g Explain how science advances with the introduction of new technology
    • SC12.1.3.h Recognize creativity, imagination, and a good knowledge base are all needed to advance the work of science and engineering
  • Physical Science
    • SC12.2.3.d Distinguish between temperature (a measure of the average kinetic energy of atomic or molecular motion) and heat (the quantity of thermal energy that transfers due to a change in temperature)
    • SC12.2.3.e Compare and contrast methods of heat transfer and the interaction of heat with matter via conduction, convection, and radiation

Next Generation Science Standards assessed in this Module:

  • No NGSS address heat energy or heat transfer