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This is a 30-minute teacher-led demonstration for grades 3-5 on the topic of heat transfer.  By watching food coloring added to heated water, students observe the process of convection.  Also included are printable student worksheets on heat transfer and ideas for assessment.  

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
= Heat Capacity
= Heat Transfer
- Thermal Properties of Matter
= Temperature
- Elementary School
- Instructional Material
= Demonstration
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
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- Physical Science
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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Keywords:
convection, energy, experiential learning, heat energy, heat transfer, temperature, thermal energy, thermodynamics
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Metadata instance created October 22, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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April 21, 2006

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Topic: Heat and Temperature
Unit Title: Understanding Temperature and Heat for Teachers of the Early Grades

Can heat move? This teacher-led demonstration lets students see how heat energy can travel though convection, as they watch food coloring being added to heated water. Includes a printable student worksheet on heat transfer and ideas for assessment.

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(Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=http://www.teachengineering.com/collection/cub_/activities/cub_solar/cub_solar_lesson02_activity1.xml).
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Teach Engineering: Heat It Up! (Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering, Boulder, 2005), <http://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=http://www.teachengineering.com/collection/cub_/activities/cub_solar/cub_solar_lesson02_activity1.xml>.
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Teach Engineering: Heat It Up!. (2006, April 21). Retrieved August 20, 2014, from Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering: http://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=http://www.teachengineering.com/collection/cub_/activities/cub_solar/cub_solar_lesson02_activity1.xml
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Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering. Teach Engineering: Heat It Up!. Boulder: Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering, April 21, 2006. http://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=http://www.teachengineering.com/collection/cub_/activities/cub_solar/cub_solar_lesson02_activity1.xml (accessed 20 August 2014).
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Teach Engineering: Heat It Up!. Boulder: Integrated Teaching and Learning Program: Teach Engineering, 2005. 21 Apr. 2006. 20 Aug. 2014 <http://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=http://www.teachengineering.com/collection/cub_/activities/cub_solar/cub_solar_lesson02_activity1.xml>.
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