We are deep into our study of waves and how they move energy. To help students learn this, here is some of the notes from class. This week we will apply this understanding with a wide variety of activities.
We have been studying heat and how it moves by conduction, convection and radiation. Now it is time for students answer the question, "Which type of heat (conduction, convection, radiation) transmits heat the best?" Students used a heat pack and 3 thermometers and set it up to measure the heat convecting in the air, conducting through the material and radiating away from the hot pack. Instructions to write up a formal lab are in the student science notebooks which students may choose to take home with them this weekend to assist them finishing the work we began this week.
Here are the notes today that may help students write up their lab report.
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This week we are studying convection currents and next week will be all about how heat radiates out from things with more heat to things with less heat. This unit will be assessed by a format lab for students to demonstrate how well they understand the content but also how well they can apply the scientific method.