Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:33 PM

Hi so I am a student teacher and I already taught a class on heat but I was not that happy with my content or my activities. The kids were extremely confused on what heat was. I was hoping maybe you can tell me how you teach it and/or activities you all use to teach heat energy. Thank you!

Angeles Rivero Loyola
Angeles Rivero Loyola
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Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:23 PM

Hola Angie! I also did changes in heat with my students. My explore stage I showed them how heat melts materials with a hairdryer and a fan. I compare the two forms of air and they seemed to really enjoy my experiment. Plus they were using vocab words like melting and cooling without even knowing it. I attached my lesson plan if you want to use any of it!

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Kathleen Castellon
Kathleen Castellon
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Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:39 AM

That is a great hands on activities that gets the students talking.

Edgar Mondragon
Edgar MONDRAGON
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Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:39 AM

I know that others used crayons with the blow dryer as a way of explaining heat. The only thing is that it works better and faster when you use two blow dryers.

Edgar Mondragon
Edgar MONDRAGON
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Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:38 AM

I would love to use this type of activity when teaching heat. :)

Diana Hernandez
Diana Hernandez
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Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:10 PM

These are some great ideas.I think the best way to explain something is to have the students explore it themselves. Demonstrating the melting of objects is one great way to do it safely. Videos and supplemental investigations are also great. 

Laura Evans
Laura Evans
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