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# 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.

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 technologyâ€”included in the Vernier Supplement to Thermal Energy. This unit uses Vernier Graphical Analysisâ„¢, two Go DirectÂ® Temperature Probes per group, and a Go DirectÂ® Light and Color Sensor.

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