Thermal energy: KUD - Glynn County Schools

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Date: 2nd Nine Weeks
Course/Subject: Physical Science
Team: 8th Grade
Topic: Thermal Energy and Heat
School/District: Glynn County
Which Standards are students learning in this unit?
S8P1c. Describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasma states.
S8P2d: Describe how heat can be transferred through matter by the collision of
atoms (conduction) or through space (radiation.) In a liquid or gas, currents will
facilitate the transfer of heat (convection.)
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By the end of this unit, students will be able to ……..
Know
Vocabulary:
1. Kinetic energy
2. Temperature
3. Heat
4. Thermal energy
5. Thermal
expansion
6. Kelvin
7. Fahrenheit
8. Celsius
9. Absolute zero
10. Conduction
11. Convection
12. Radiation
13. Conductor
14. Insulator
15. Specific heat
 The three
common
temperature
scales
 Heat is
transferred by
Understand

Students will know how
heat, temperature, and
thermal energy are related
by understanding the kinetic
energy of matter in different
states, how heat is
transferred, and being able
to measure temperature
with the three scales.
Do

Describe how
temperature relates to
kinetic energy.

Compare temperatures
on different
temperature scales by
drawing a diagram of
the three scales
(thermometers)
showing boiling and
freezing point of water,
absolute zero, room
temperature, and body
temperature.

Give examples of
thermal expansion and
contraction.

Define heat as the
transfer of energy
between objects at
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three ways.


different temperatures
Direction in
which heat
moves.

Compare and contrast
conduction, convection,
and radiation in a
written essay.
Differentiate
between heat,
temperature,
and thermal
energy.

Create a foldable that
diagrams heat transfer,
temperature, and
kinetic energy/motion
of solids, liquids, and
gases

Compare and contrast
temperature, thermal
energy, and heat on a
triple Venn Diagram.
Read and follow lab
procedures. (L6-8RST3)
Write Lab Report for each lab
on waves. (L6-WHST2d, e,f)
Compare and contrast
information learned from text
and video format. (L6-WHST4)
(L6-WHST1b,)

Assessment:
Summative Unit Test- multiple format
Vocabulary Quizzes
Graded Foldable
Essay- conduction, convection, radiation
Graded Venn
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