Norris Altadonna Subject/Grade Area: Matter/ 6th Grade Science Unit 3 Unit Title/Focus: Understanding characteristics of Energy Transfer Clarifying Objective: 6.P.3.1: Understanding heat transfer through conduction, radiation, convection. 6.P.3.2: Effect of electromagnetic wave on matterabsorption, scattering, change in temperature 6.P.3.3: Explain the suitability of materials for use in technological design based on a response to heat (to include conduction, expansion, and contraction) and electrical energy (conductors and insulators). Weeks: 3 wks. Stage 1- Desired Results Essential Standard: 6.P.3.(1-3): Understand characteristics of energy transfer and interactions of matter and energy. Clarifying Objectives: 6.P.3.1 Illustrate the transfer of heat energy from warmer objects to cooler ones using examples of conduction, radiation and convection and the effects that may result. 6.P.3.2 Explain the effects of electromagnetic waves on various materials to include absorption, scattering, and change in temperature. 6.P.3.3 Explain the suitability of materials for use in technological design based on a response to heat (to include conduction, expansion, and contraction) and electrical energy (conductors and insulators). Essential Questions Knowledge & Skills How can something you cannot see/sense affect Students need to understand…& Students will be able to… Energy can be transferred in different ways. you? How are seemingly unrelated concepts connected through waves? Light can affect the temperature of an object. Light interacts with matter, absorption, refraction, transmission, and reflection. Thermal energy can be transferred in different ways. How is energy like a wave? Materials can be classified based on type of heat transfer. What are the similarities and differences between the waves that produce earthquakes, light, and sound? How can you see different colors? What is the relationship between light and sight? What is the nature of sound? Compare and contrast thermal, mechanical, electrical, and electromagnetic waves. Explain the sun as a major source of energy. Analyze sunburns, ozones, and tanning beds. Explain how UV rays can be harmful. Identify ways we can be protected from UV rays. Differentiate between conduction, convection, and radiation. Identify conductors and insulators and explain the difference between the two. How do we hear sound? Students know: What is matter? and matter. o Absorption o Scattering o Color perception o EM Spectrum ns of light How and why does matter change? How is matter alike or different on the molecular level? How does heat affect the motion of atoms? How do atoms react during a change in phase? How are the physical properties of matter used to compare pure substances? How does heat travel? What are the effects of heat transfer? What are the similarities and differences between convection, radiation, and conduction? How do electromagnetic waves interact with/affect different types of matter? How are materials chosen for different technological design projects? Vertical Alignment What skills and knowledge already acquired in previous years and how can I get the students to assess and build on upon that knowledge? Learning Progressions Where are the students going with this information? 6.P.3 Understand characteristics of energy transfer and interactions of matter and energy. 8.P.1 Understand the properties of matter and changes that occur when matter interacts in an open and closed container. Stage 2- Assessments Evidence Performance Tasks/ Formative Assessment Summative Assessment Discovery Education Black line Master Teacher made Edmodo Assessment Stem Leaf lab 6.p.3.1 World Book Online Science Power Assessment Discovery Education lab 6.P.3.2 (Exploring light and color) Discovery Education lab 6.P.3.3 (Exploring sound) Vocabulary Tier 1 Heat, solid, liquid, gas, atoms, electrical, mechanical, mass, melting point Tier 2 Energy, thermal, atmosphere, current Tier 3 thermal, collision, equilibrium, conduction, convection, radiation, temperature, ozone, electromagnetic waves, absorbed, transmitted, refracted, reflected, emit, wavelengths, electromagnetic spectrum, electromagnetic radiation, visible light, infrared light, infrared imaging, satellite imaging, UV light, ozone, UV waves, UV index, thermal conductors, thermal insulators, expansion joints, electrical conductor, electrical insulator, electrical current, metal, nonmetal, phase change, density, equilibrium, insulator, contraction, solubility Resources: http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_1_2_7t.htm http://www.khanacademy.org/science/cosmology-and-astronomy/v/plates-moving-due-to-convection-in-mantle http://iae-pedia.org/Science_Education_Free_Videos http://www.tv-links.eu/tv-shows/Bill-Nye-The-Science-Guy_8747/season_1/episode_16/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c52c3qKQz9s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxR255FHTqs$feature=relmfu http://www/youtube.com/watch?v=Zgn3xXSLMvU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_PVz8HrrCIEM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtgBHsSzCPE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSL4sWC9s&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzdLO1yfYik&feature=related Technology Standards 6.TT.1 Select appropriate technology tools to gather data and information (e.g., Web-based resources, e-books, online communication tools, etc.). Example-World Book Online, Edmodo, Google Docs 6.TT.2 Select appropriate technology tools to organize data and information (e.g., word processor, database, spreadsheet, graphic organizer, audio and visual recording, online collaboration tools, etc.). Literacy Standards 1) Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts. (example-science world magazine, argumentative writing response) 6) Analyze author’s purpose in providing explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in text. (example-have students write a book review, pygmy shrew) Example-MicroSoft Word- Shape Art (graphic organizers) 6.TT.3 Select appropriate technology tools to present data and information effectively (multimedia, audio and visual recording, online collaboration tools, etc.). Example- Photostory Writing Standards 2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.