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This item is an interactive Flash animation for Grades 5-8 on the topic of heat. Students investigate heat transfer and classify examples from everyday life.  Three methods of heat transfer are depicted: conduction, convection, and radiation.  

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Technology
= Multimedia
Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
= Heat Transfer
- Thermal Properties of Matter
= Temperature
- Middle School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Physical Science
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- New teachers
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NOVA, active learning, animations, constructivist learning, movie clips, radiation, science videos, simulations, videos
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Metadata instance created October 21, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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October 25, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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March 17, 2008

This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.

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

Students can interactively explore conduction, convection, and radiation. This resource was designed to help kids understand the three types of heat transfer and be able to classify examples from everyday life.

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Topic: Heat and Temperature
Unit Title: Teaching about Heat and Thermal Energy

Well-organized Flash activity for middle school learners on methods of heat transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation.   Registered users of Teachers' Domain can quickly correlate this item with their own state standards.

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(WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, 2004), WWW Document, (http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.phys.energy.heattransfer/).
Teachers' Domain: Heat Transfer (WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, 2004), <http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.phys.energy.heattransfer/>.
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Teachers' Domain: Heat Transfer. (2008, March 17). Retrieved August 27, 2014, from WGBH Educational Foundation: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.phys.energy.heattransfer/
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Wisconsin Online Resource Center: Wisc-Online. Teachers' Domain: Heat Transfer. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, March 17, 2008. http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.phys.energy.heattransfer/ (accessed 27 August 2014).
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Teachers' Domain: Heat Transfer. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2004. 17 Mar. 2008. Wisconsin Online Resource Center: Wisc-Online. 27 Aug. 2014 <http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.phys.energy.heattransfer/>.
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@misc{ Title = {Teachers' Domain: Heat Transfer}, Publisher = {WGBH Educational Foundation}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {27 August 2014}, Month = {March 17, 2008}, Year = {2004} }
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