• Heat and Heat Transfer

    Central Concept: Heat is energy that is transferred by the processes of convection, conduction, and radiation between objects or regions that are at different temperatures.

    3.1 Explain how heat energy is transferred by convection, conduction, and radiation.

    3.2 Explain how heat energy will move from a higher temperature to a lower temperature until equilibrium is reached.

    3.3 Describe the relationship between average molecular kinetic energy and temperature. Recognize that energy is absorbed when a substance changes from a solid to a liquid to a gas, and that energy is released when a substance changes from a gas to a liquid to a solid. Explain the relationships among evaporation, condensation, cooling, and warming.

    3.4 Explain the relationships among temperature changes in a substance, the amount of heat transferred, the amount (mass) of the substance, and the specific heat of the substance.



    WEEK OF 4/1 - 4/5

    Collect Specific Heat Capacity Lab

    Chapter 21, Part 2 - Thermal Expansion

    Density Ball, Expansion of Water

    Specific Heat Calculations

    Review / clarify Chapter 22 - Heat transfer (conduction, radiation, convection)

    Water Balloon, Paper & Weight, Blue-Red Color, Black Squares, Craisens & Seltzer

    Revew / clarify Chapter 23



    WEEK OF 4/8 - 4/12

    Chapter 23- Review / clarify

    Phase Changes & energy:  solid / liquid / gas 

    Prepare for assessment on Ch. 21, 22, 23

    Open Responses for Heat Transfer:


    WEEK OF 4/22 - 4/26

     Chapter 25 & 26, Part 1 & 2 online lectures /WAVES  (complete in class)

    Review / clarify Ch. 25 & 26, WAVES

    Wave calculations / in class working with partners


    WEEK OF 4/29 - 5/3

    Chapter 27 & 28 Light & Color

    Chapter 29 Reflection / Refraction

    Slinky Lab