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This guide to a workshop for primary teachers provides an introduction to the concepts of heat and temperature. It is designed to provide teachers with an inquiry-based learning experience to the basic concepts of thermodynamics and the thermal properties of matter. It is part of the Operation Primary Physical Science materials.
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© 2002 Louisiana State University
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phase change, temperature equilibrium
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Heat and Temperature
Unit Title: The Relationship Between Heat and Temperature

A tutorial for teachers:
It is well known that many older students do not discriminate between the terms "heat" and "temperature," and even use them interchangeably when describing thermal phenomena. This confusion arises because, in the elementary grades, the words are used as though their meaning is obvious, with little attention paid to developing simple operational definitions.  This resource clarifies the distinct meaning of each of these terms and the relationship between them.

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Topic: Heat and Temperature
Unit Title: Understanding Temperature and Heat for Teachers of the Early Grades

A tutorial for teachers:
It is well known that many older students do not discriminate between the terms "heat" and "temperature," and even use them interchangeably when describing thermal phenomena. This confusion arises because, in the elementary grades, the words are used as though their meaning is obvious, with little attention paid to developing simple operational definitions.  This resource clarifies the distinct meaning of each of these terms and the relationship between them.

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