Temperature and Energy

Many scholars know weight is actually a measure of gravity, so what is temperature? The video explains that temperature is a measure of kinetic energy. It connects the concept of how water evaporates when heated with how water evaporates at room temperature. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Set out three cups with equal amounts of water: one in a warm, sunny place, one in a location at room temperature, and one in a cool place; record the rates of evaporation
  • Learn how digital thermometers work to measure kinetic energy and how that varies from mercury thermometers
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of particles and kinetic energy

  • Includes a full transcript to assist with note taking
  • Short length helps maintain pupils' attention

  • None
Common Core