Teaching About Heat and Temperature Using an Investigative Demonstration

by: Patrick Brown

This short and cost-effective lesson helps middle grade students learn about the transfer of thermal energy. The lesson comprises three activities: a predict-share-observe-explain sequence of instruction that elicits students' conceptions and piques their interest in learning about heat transfer; an investigation into convection; and a follow-up, whole-class discussion of kinetic and thermal energy to solidify understanding.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 12/1/2011Stock # ss11_035_04_31Volume 035Issue 04

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