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This is a lesson plan for grades 3-5 that introduces the concept of heat and thermal energy.  It is designed as a teacher-led discussion to explore temperature, heat capacity, convection, conduction, and radiation.  It includes background information for teachers, vocabulary sheets, and links to two related hands-on classroom activities.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
= Heat Transfer
- Thermal Properties of Matter
= Temperature
= Thermal Expansion
- Elementary School
- Instructional Material
= Best practice
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
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- Physical Science
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
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Keywords:
energy, experiential learning, heat capacity, heat energy, temperature, thermal energy, thermodynamics, thermometer
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Metadata instance created October 20, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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October 25, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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August 13, 2007

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

In this module for elementary grades, kids have fun learning about thermometers, temperature conversions, conduction, radiation, convection, and heat capacity.  Well-organized resource includes a teacher-led introduction, a hands-on class activity, and an inquiry-based lab.

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(Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://www.teachengineering.org/view_lesson.php?url=http://www.teachengineering.org/collection/cub_/lessons/cub_energy2/cub_energy2_lesson06.xml).
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Teach Engineering: How Hot Is It? (Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering, Boulder, 2005), <http://www.teachengineering.org/view_lesson.php?url=http://www.teachengineering.org/collection/cub_/lessons/cub_energy2/cub_energy2_lesson06.xml>.
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Teach Engineering: How Hot Is It?. (2007, August 13). Retrieved September 2, 2014, from Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering: http://www.teachengineering.org/view_lesson.php?url=http://www.teachengineering.org/collection/cub_/lessons/cub_energy2/cub_energy2_lesson06.xml
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Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering. Teach Engineering: How Hot Is It?. Boulder: Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering, August 13, 2007. http://www.teachengineering.org/view_lesson.php?url=http://www.teachengineering.org/collection/cub_/lessons/cub_energy2/cub_energy2_lesson06.xml (accessed 2 September 2014).
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Teach Engineering: How Hot Is It?. Boulder: Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering, 2005. 13 Aug. 2007. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://www.teachengineering.org/view_lesson.php?url=http://www.teachengineering.org/collection/cub_/lessons/cub_energy2/cub_energy2_lesson06.xml>.
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