Thermal Energy

In this thermal energy unit, learners help Mosa solve the mystery of the failed “Willy Warm Gloves: Behind the Infomercial.” Through the video mystery as well as a hands-on modeling activity, learners will discover that thermal energy is transferred from areas of high thermal energy to areas of low thermal energy by the motion of particles. After learners observe physical evidence of this in a lab setting, they will use their knowledge of thermal energy transfer to design an insulator or conductor.

List3 Lessons

Lesson solveLesson 1: The Solve
  • Animated mystery
  • Vocabulary manipulative
  • Interactive quiz
  • Exit ticket
Lesson makeLesson 2: The Make
  • Hands-on lab
  • Fully prepared PowerPoint
  • Inquiry scale for differentiation
  • Lesson plan
  • Student guide
  • Graphic organizers
  • Setup cards
  • Assessment rubric
Lesson engineerLesson 3: The Engineer
  • Engineering challenge
  • Fully-prepared PowerPoint
  • Inquiry scale for differentiation
  • Lesson plan
  • Student guide
  • Graphic organizers
  • Assessment rubric
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