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Ch 7: Thermal Energy Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Thermal Energy chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the processes, flows and transfers of fuel, energy and heat in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our curriculum as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Thermal Energy chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday The meaning of thermal energy Definition and examples of thermal energy, geothermal energy examined
Tuesday The process of fuel becoming heat energy Fuel consumption, how released energy becomes heat energy
Wednesday Model changes in state Using the idea of heat and temperature to model changes in state
Thursday Autotrophs and heterotrophs How plants use sun energy to produce sugar, how cells break down sugar to generate energy
Friday Heat flow in solids and fluids and heat energy transfer by radiation Flow of heat in solids by conduction, flow of heat in fluids by conduction and convection, transfer of heat energy through radiation

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