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Describe how heat energy is transferred in conduction, convection and radiation.

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Chapter 6: Thermal Energy Video

An overview of the important concepts from the chapter.

Source: adapted from Physical iScience - McGraw/Hill

Chapter 6: Thermal Energy (edited)

Source: Source: adapted from Physical iScience - McGraw/Hill

Ch. 6 Lesson 2: Thermal Energy Transfer

Students find vocabulary in their Physical iScience book and include a definition, picture, and possible example.


How An Igloo Keeps You Warm

If you ever find yourself stranded in the snowy Arctic (or bored in Minecraft), you’re gonna need to know how to build an igloo. But how can building a house made of ice keep you warm? The science behind building an igloo is the same reason that otters and reindeer don't freeze to death!

Source: It's Okay To Be Smart

What the Fahrenheit?!

Source: Veritasium

Sophia Heat Transfer Pathway

NGSS Standard MSNGSS Standard MS-PS3-3PS3-3 (click on link)

Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.






Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation

Click on image to go to this animated activity where learners explore three major methods of heat transfer and practice identifying each.

Source: Wisc-Online

Temperature: Crash Course Physics #20

Bridges. Bridges don't deal well with temperature changes. In order to combat this, engineers have come up with some work arounds that allow bridges to flex as they expand or contract. In this episode of Crash Course Physics, Shini talks to us about temperature and the ideal gas law. Also, we figure out how much air is in your car.

The Physics of Heat: Crash Course Physics #22

Have you ever wondered why we wear clothes? I mean, beyond the obvious. Why does wearing a jacket in the cold keep your warmer? What is happening to all the heat inside your body? In this episode of Crash Course Physics, Shini talks about the Physics of heat!

Reading Coach - Chapter 6 Lesson 1: Thermal Energy, Temperature, and Heat

modified reading from the book


Source: Physical iScience

Reading Coach - Chapter 6 Lesson 2: Thermal Energy Transfers


Source: McGraw-Hill; Physical iScience

Quick Vocabulary: Thermal Energy


Source: McGraw/Hill

Chapter 6: Thermal Energy

Lesson 1 Thermal Energy, Temperature, and Heat
Lesson 2 Thermal Energy Transfers
Lesson 3 Using Thermal Energy

Source: McGraw/Hill

Temperature and Heat

-Watch it Spread Lab
-Kinetic Theory of Matter
-Temperature scale and conversion
-Thermal Expansion
-Specific Heat
-Conduction, Convection, Radiation
-Temperature vs. Heat vs. Thermal Energy
-Calculating Heat

Source: Science with Mr. Jones

Heat Demos


Heat Transfer – Conduction, Convection, Radiation

Directions: List the type(s) of heat transfer represented by the visuals and explain your reasoning. For number seven, come up with your own visual, along with the type(s) of heat transfer, and your reasoning.


Source: Science with Mr. Jones

Vsauce Hot & Cold Science

Temperature! Leanback #3 -- Part 1

Microwave Plasma 2

Temperature! Leanback #3 -- Part 2

Amazing Fire Trick!

Temperature! Leanback #3 -- Part 3

Light bulb filament

Temperature! Leanback #3 -- Part 4

Antarctica Condition 1 Weather

Temperature! Leanback #3 -- Part 5

Dry ice farts when you cut it!

Temperature! Leanback #3 -- Part 6

BREAK HEARTS with Liquid Nitrogen

Temperature! Leanback #3 -- Part 7

Ben Miller experiments with superfluid helium - Horizon: What is One Degree? - BBC Two

Temperature! Leanback #3 -- Part 8

Bose--Einstein Condensate

Vsauce How Hot Can It Get?


"In My Head" - Jason Derulo parady Heat Transfer Song

The Heating Song ("The Lazy Song" Bruno Mars)

Absolute Zero: Absolute Awesome

Hank explains absolute zero: -273.15 degrees Celsius - and the coldest place in the known universe may surprise you.

Source: SciShow

Save the Penguins

Phase 1: Materials Testing


Save the Penguins

Phase 2: Design


Save the Penguins

Phase 3: Re-Design


Save the Penguin Store Come in for your entire igloo building supplies!

Materials Cost Per Item
Aluminum Square
Plastic Cup (1st one free for ice cube)
Construction Paper (variety of colors)
Bubble Wrap
Cotton Balls (x4 balls per package)
Felt (variety of colors)
Cupcake Paper
Cupcake Foil
Foam Paper
Home material (embargo tax)

Save the Penguins Data 2018

Click the link to see the Save the Penguins Data for 2018

Heat Transfer Packet (Ch. 6 Lessons 1 and 2)

Students who miss a significant portion of the heat transfer/save the penguins lab will do the packet in it's place and input the answers into Schoology.


Source: mcgraw hill

Sophia Heat Transfer Pathway

Click here for link to pathway - this is a participation assignment and you must be signed into to recieve credit.

Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.


Solar Oven


Safari Montage Video

For students to use Safari Montage they just need to sign in as they would a school computer.

Bill Nye: Heat

Bill Nye the Science Guy explains what heat is and about explores its three forms: conduction, convection, and radiation. This live-action, fast-paced program also features comedy, music videos, interviews with real scientists, and hands-on experiments to make the concepts presented understandable and fun.

20 min 53 sec

Safety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy: Fire

Bill Nye the Science Guy gives tips on how to be smart and safe around fire in this program. Students will learn the science of fire, the roles that heat, oxygen and fuel play in igniting a fire, and methods of heat transfer. Please note that all demonstrations in the program were conducted in controlled settings under strict safety guidelines.

26 min 24 sec


In Heat, a visiting inventor discovers just how useful the island's mammoth population is in keeping things warm one freezing winter day on Mammoth Island! The warm-blooded creatures help heat water, press clothes, warm beds and keep the village sauna hot and steamy. Heat is energy that comes from the movement of the atoms and molecules that make up everything around us. The inventor reveals that heat can travel from place to place in three ways: conduction, convection and radiation. And he also reveals his amazement at the islanders' ingenious use of mammoths to keep warm! Part of the multivolume series The Way Things Work, based on the best-selling book by David Macaulay.

13 min 33 sec

Heat & Chemical Energy

What is heat energy, where does it come from and how does it relate to chemical energy? Heat & Chemical Energy teaches students that heat energy comes from the motion of chemical atoms, and chemical energy is stored in the bonds that link atoms together. Discover how chemical reactions can give off heat energy and how heat can help release the stored chemical energy in fuel. Learn how heat travels through engaging demonstrations that illustrate the methods of conduction, convection and radiation. Students investigate how scientists measure calories -- the energy stored in food -- by constructing a calorimeter and burning a peanut. Part of the multivolume Energy in Action Video Series.

23 min 45 sec

Source: Safari Montage