Thermal Energy: Vernier Supplement to OpenSciEd Unit 6.2

Thermal Energy: Vernier Supplement to OpenSciEd Unit 6.2

Thermal Energy: Vernier Supplement to OpenSciEd Unit 6.2

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Students plan and carry out investigations to systematically test cup systems, tracking the flow of matter and energy into or out of the system as they develop a model of thermal energy.

The Vernier Supplement to Unit 6.2 is a complement to the OpenSciEd curriculum and includes data-collection technology enhanced lessons to supplement the existing curriculum.

 

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Requirements

Our partnership with OpenSciEd gives middle school teachers access to free high-quality instructional materials that integrate our data-collection technology and align with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Follow the steps below to access your free PDFs and editable Google Docs for each lesson.

  1. Download the complete unit from OpenSciEd.
  2. Add the Thermal Energy Supplement to your Vernier shopping cart.
  3. Complete the order. You will receive an email with a download link.
  4. Follow the link to download the Vernier Thermal Energy Supplement.
  5. Swap in the enhanced data-collection lessons for the OpenSciEd lessons.

Lessons

There are 18 lessons in the full OpenSciEd Unit 6.2.
9 lessons are enhanced with Vernier data-collection technology—included in the Vernier Supplement to Thermal Energy.
This unit uses Vernier Graphical Analysis™, two Go Direct® Temperature Probes per group, and a Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor.

Lessons Sensors Used
Lesson 1:  Why does the temperature of the liquid in some cup systems change more than in others? Go Direct®
Temperature Probe
(2 per group)
Lesson 2:  What cup features seem most important for keeping a drink cold? Go Direct®
Temperature Probe
(2 per group)
Lesson 3:  How are the cup features that keep things cold the same or different for keeping things hot? Go Direct®
Temperature Probe
(2 per group)
Lesson 4:  How does a lid affect what happens to the liquid in the cup? Go Direct®
Temperature Probe
(2 per group)
Lesson 5:  Where does the water on the outside of the cold cup system come from?
Lesson 6:  How can we explain the effect of a lid on what happens to the liquid in the cup over time?
Lesson 7:  If matter cannot enter or exit a closed system, how does a liquid in the system change temperature?
Lesson 8:  How does a cup’s surface affect how light warms up a liquid inside the cup? Go Direct®
Light and Color
(1 per class)
Lesson 9:  How does the temperature of a liquid on one side of a cup wall affect the temperature of a liquid on the other side of the wall? Go Direct®
Temperature Probe
(2 per group)
Lesson 10:  What is the difference between a hot and a cold liquid?
Lesson 11:  Why do particles move more in hot liquids?
Lesson 12:  How does the motion of particles compare in a sample of matter at a given temperature?
Lesson 13:  How could the motion of particles on one side of a solid wall affect the motion of the particles on the other side of that wall?
Lesson 14:  >Does our evidence support that cold is leaving the system or that heat is entering the system? Go Direct®
Temperature Probe
(2 per group)
Lesson 15:  How do certain design features slow down the transfer of energy into a cup?
Lesson 16:  How can we design a cup system to slow energy transfer into the liquid inside it? Go Direct®
Temperature Probe
(2 per group)
Lesson 17:  How can we improve our first design to slow energy transfer into the cup system even more? Go Direct®
Temperature Probe
(2 per group)
Lesson 18:  How can containers keep stuff from warming up or cooling down?

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