Thermal Expansion: Materials and Design | UNC-TV Science

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Things are heating up and expanding! A quick video lesson presents the concept of thermal expansion. It shows learners several examples of where they may experience thermal expansion and provides multiple applications of the principle as well.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils research additional applications of thermal expansion
  • Follow the lesson with a demonstration of thermal expansion adding heat (or removing heat) to a balloon
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of the properties of atoms
Pros
  • Interesting presentation with real-life connections 
  • Provides optional discussion questions
Cons
  • None