Teaching Resources: Heat, Temperature & Conduction
We found a bunch of resources to teach concepts of Heat & Temperature.
- Two entertaining video clips from the Eureka series that explain how to measure temperature and the difference between temperature and heat – Measuring Temperature, Temperature vs. Heat.
- A lesson plan from Middle School Chemistry that teaches about heat, temperature, and conduction – Heat, Temperature, and Conduction. It covers the following concepts:
- Adding energy (heating) atoms and molecules increases their motion, resulting in an increase in temperature.
- Removing energy (cooling) atoms and molecules decreases their motion, resulting in a decrease in temperature.
- Energy can be added or removed from a substance through a process called conduction.
- In conduction, faster-moving molecules contact slower-moving molecules and transfer energy to them.
- During conduction the slower-moving molecules speed up and the faster-moving molecules slow down.
- Temperature is a measure of the average kinetic energy of the atoms or molecules of a substance.
- Heat is the transfer of energy from a substance at a higher temperature to a substance at a lower temperature.
- Some materials are better conductors of heat than others.