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171 resources with the concept convection

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Heat Transfer and Cooling

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Astronauts train underwater to simulate the change in gravity. An out-of-this-world unit includes three hands-on activities, one teacher demonstration, and a discussion related to some of the challenges astronauts face. Scholars apply...
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PS3A - Definitions of Energy

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Energy has many forms ... but very few sources! How do we present this to young scientists? Explore the Definitions of Energy, PS3A, in a video about the Next Generation Science Standards. The narrator keeps it simple by relating each...
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The Intertropical Convergence Zone

For Teachers 3rd - 11th Standards
Young scientists know it is hotter along the equator, but why is it also rainier? Through the process of completing two experiments and a worksheet, scholars discover the answer is the intertropical convergence zone. First, they...
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Thermal Energy Flow in Materials

For Teachers 6th Standards
The sun sends the earth 35,000 times the amount of energy required by all of us on the entire planet, every day. The fourth lesson in the 10-part series looks at how light energy from the sun transfers into thermal energy. Scholars build...
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Plugging into the Sun

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What's cooking? A sizzling STEM unit challenges scholars to build a solar cooker that can successfully cook an egg. The unit opens with a study of Earth's rotation, the sun's energy, and shadows. Pupils use a compass and thermometer to...
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Heat Transfer

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use an exciting role play activity to teach young chemists about the importance of heat transfer in maintaining homeostasis. They assume the role of a dog sled owner who has been abandoned and must fend for themselves with only a few...
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Solar Water: Heat it Up!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young engineers are instructed to design and build their own solar water heaters. Then, they calculate the efficiency and cost and compare them to commercially available models. This is a full unit for pupils to apply their knowledge.
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Study Jams! Air Pressure & Wind

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Blow your class away with a gust of humor as they watch this video about air pressure and wind. Along the way, they find that the density of air (as determined by temperature, altitude, and water vapor content) leads to air pressure...
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Thermal Physics / The Saga Continues - Heat Transfer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Somebody in the Nevada Joint Union High School District has a talent for focusing the important, organizational skills, and a creative eye for creating sharp science presentations! Here is one on heat transfer.  Conduction, convection,...
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Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
More than a week's worth of investigation is provided in this source. Physical science stars experiment to describe specific heat, conduction, convection, and radiation. They also discover the relationship between mechanical and thermal...
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Heat Transfer Demos

For Students 5th - 8th
Step-by-step instructions are given for two hands-on activities. Young scientists cut out a paper spiral and hold it over a hot plate to demonstrate convection, and they place a small piece of wax on the end of a metal rod opposite the...
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The Dynamic Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why is Earth so diverse? What makes it habitable for so many forms of life? An informative PowerPoint explains the important characteristics of Earth from geological history and atmospheric layers all the way to how and why weather...
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The Raisin Bran Effect

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone knows the smallest chips settle to the bottom of the bag, but why? An episode from a series of science videos describes the percolation effect using both demonstrations and animation. Scholars watch as smaller particles fill...
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3 Weird Stars You Can See with the Naked Eye

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
From the ground, the big dipper looks like it's made up of seven stars. Closer inspection with the naked eye reveals one star in the handle actually contains two binary stars. By viewing with a telescope, more detail uncovers the set of...
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Earth’s Energy Budget

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is Earth's energy flow a little off balance? Explore our energy budget using a click-through interactive. Scholars discover the many factors that move solar energy around the planet and why the system is no longer in equilibrium.
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Holmes' Model of Convection

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Convection currents do more than just bake a cake. A quick lesson demonstrates the convection currents of the earth and how they contribute to continental drift. An animation illustrates the movement of the currents and demonstrates how...
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What Is a "Convection Cell"?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Round and round in circles it goes! A hands-on activity has learners recreate a model of a convection cell. They watch as the difference in density of their materials creates a current.
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The Universe in a Cup of Coffee

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Connect the chemical aspects of coffee to the world in which we live! Scholars consider the molecules within coffee and how they interact with the environment as they view an episode of the ACS Reaction series. From caffeine as a...
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PS3B - Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Fan the flames of inspiration by teaching energy conservation! The video's narrator explains the core ideas of PS3B, Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer. Discover what pupils throughout the grade levels should know about energy...
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The Physics of Heat: Crash Course Physics #22

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Compare and contrast the physics of heat flow with a well-designed video lesson. The 22nd installment of the Crash Course series is an overview of the physics of heat. After beginning with a discussion of thermal energy and heat, the...
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Convection

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Does it make more sense to place a space heater in the middle or on one side of a room to heat it? After watching a video on convection that explains what causes it, and how it works, pupils know the correct answer.
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Connecting Convection to Wind

For Teachers 6th Standards
Looking for a way to teach convection to perfection? Give this inquiry-based lesson plan a try. Pupils explore the effects of temperature change on air and pressure in a variety of demonstrations, then work together to apply new...
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The Sun

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our future literally depends on the sun. The video introduces the sun as a star. It explains the plasma magnetic fields, sunspots, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and more. It concludes with how we rely on the sun, how we protect...
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Why is Kettle Corn Cooked in Copper Pots?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The kitchen — it's not just for eating anymore! Specific heat is often a difficult concept to grasp, so give it context by relating it to cooking. Learners gain experience in the principles of thermal energy transfer by designing an...