Access Point #: SC.7.P.11.In.3

Identify examples of the predictable movement of heat, such as hot air rises and heat transfers from hot to cold objects.
General Information
Number: SC.7.P.11.In.3
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
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.

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Related Courses

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2002070: M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002080: M/J Comprehensive Science 2, Advanced
2003010: M/J Physical Science
2003020: M/J Physical Science, Advanced
7820016: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
2003030: M/J STEM Physical Science

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Lesson Plan

The Direction of Heat Flow:

Students will describe how heat flows from warmer objects to cooler ones until they reach the same temperature.

Content statement:
Heat flows from warmer objects to cooler objects until they are the same temperature.

Type: Lesson Plan

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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