Transferring Heat via Conduction

Transferring Heat via Conduction

Lesson 15 of 18 in this unit

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Lesson summary

Students conduct an experiment involving the transfer of heat via conduction.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand how temperature changes when heat energy is transferred from one object to another.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • conduct an experiment to prove a theory. 

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:

Science:

Students learn to:

  • identify sources of heat energy and examine how temperature changes when heat energy is transferred from one object to another (AC9S3U03)

Relevant parts of Year 3 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 3, students identify sources of heat energy and examples of heat transfer and explain changes in the temperature of objects.

Resources required

  • Candle
  • Lighter
  • Paper cup
  • Tongs
  • Water

Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • curiosity
  • reflection
  • critical thinking

Additional info

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - support students in the theories, practical experimentation, and explaining and recording their observations. 

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