Heat Transfer (Lesson 7)

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Lisa Morgan
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Estimated Activity Length:
30 min
Learning Goal(s):

Students will observe how some materials conduct heat and others insulate heat.

Relevant NGSS PE:

Students will observe that heat naturally spreads from warmer places to cooler places and that some materials spread (conduct) heat and others keep it from spreading (insulate).

Science Kit Material(s) Used

Infrared Temperature Gun

Other Material(s) Used

A sunny day • Solar cooker (or another heating source) to heat a liter (quart) of water • Four identical jars or containers with lids • Plastic bag • Crumpled newspaper or large cloth • Piece of heavy paper or a hand fan • Thermometer