Unit 2: Exploring the Nature of Thermal Phenomena

# XI. Exploring Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 2

Exploring Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 2
Exploring Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 2
When used For instructor and demonstrations For each group of 3 For each student

Unit 2

Week 4

Day 7

Q2.1 – Q2.5 Exploring the difference between heat and temperature

4 blocks (aluminum, steel, wood, paper pad or Styrofoam), or kitchen items made of these materials;
Regular bulb and tube liquid thermometer that reads between 0 and 100 degrees C

Begin Day 7,

Q2.6 – Q2.18 Exploring energy transfer in the context of mixing hot and cold water

If in a room without a sink:

Big pot with cold water from tap

Big pot with hot water from tap or on hot plate

Dippers,

hot pot holder

Big bucket for waste water

Qualitative exploration:

2 digital temperature probes and related software (We use vernier.com probes and Logger lite software)  or 2 bulb and tube thermometers);

cup for hot water (ceramic or Styrofoam),

Plastic cup for cold water,

1 clear plastic cup marked with 1,2,3,4 equal divisions,

2 quart containers for hot and cold water,

2 trays.

(laptop computer, perhaps brought to class by group member if using digital temperature probes)

U2H1 Exit Ticket

U2H3 Table.II.1

Day 8

Continue exploration of thermal phenomena

(Additional time would be helpful for students needing to build skill with algebra)

Question 2.16 NGSS crosscutting concepts used in Units 1 & 2

Same equipment as Day 7 Quantitative Exploration:

Same equipment as Day 7

(Group creates Table II.2)

U2H1 Exit ticket

U2H5 Graph Templates

U2H6 Table II.1 continued)

U2H7 Table.II.3

U2H8 Solving Thermal Math Problems

U2H9 NGSS Crosscutting Concepts