# Access Point #: SC.7.P.11.In.1

Identify that when heat is added or taken away, a temperature change occurs.
General Information
Number: SC.7.P.11.In.1
Category: Independent
Big Idea: Energy Transfer and Transformations

A. Waves involve a transfer of energy without a transfer of matter.

B. Water and sound waves transfer energy through a material.

C. Light waves can travel through a vacuum and through matter.

D. The Law of Conservation of Energy: Energy is conserved as it transfers from one object to another and from one form to another.

## Related Benchmarks

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## Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
2002070: M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002080: M/J Comprehensive Science 2, Advanced
2003010: M/J Physical Science
7820016: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
2003030: M/J STEM Physical Science
2001100: M/J Coastal Science 1

## Related Resources

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## Lesson Plan

Kickin' It Solar Style:

This investigation explores the effect of distance and albedo on energy absorption.

Type: Lesson Plan

## Teaching Ideas

Design Squad - Feel the Heat:

A project challenge that uses an engineering approach to build a solar water heater out of common materials.

Type: Teaching Idea

Absolute Zero:

A PBS/NOVA lesson (with optional accompanying video) for which students will build and calibrate a thermometer, demonstrate the concept of temperature, measure temperature, and learn the history of the invention of the thermometer and the idea of absolute zero.

Type: Teaching Idea

## Unit/Lesson Sequence

Middle School Chemistry Unit | Chapter 2 | Changes of State:

Students help design experiments to test whether the temperature of water affects the rate of evaporation and whether the temperature of water vapor affects the rate of condensation. Students look in detail at the water molecule to explain the state changes of water.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

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## 1 Teaching Idea

Design Squad - Feel the Heat:

A project challenge that uses an engineering approach to build a solar water heater out of common materials.

Type: Teaching Idea