Elementary Science:
Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

Heat Energy

In the Heat Energy module, students explore the type of energy that can be felt. Students use their hands to build friction and make heat energy themselves. In the activity “Larry in his Laboratory”, students learn about conduction and radiation with an animated host and live-video examples.

They test their new knowledge with focused questions, and have the opportunity to add what they have learned to their digital notebooks. Students also learn to collect data on heat energy by using thermometers in hands-on classroom activities.

Want to take the online material further? That’s where professional development comes in. Make use of the printable teacher guides both before, with prior knowledge questions, and after, with follow-up discussion questions and engaging hands-on activities.

Get ready for lessons with additional professional development. Teacher lessons include extra information to help you highlight important concepts. You’ll find ideas to help students make vocabulary connections, content extensions to help you teach with confidence and common misconceptions to help students avoid. Did you know that a common misconception is that cold things have no heat energy? In fact, all matter has measurable heat energy because all matter is made up of moving particles.

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