Unit Plan

Thermodynamics—Teacher Guide

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I'm so cool! No, you're exothermic. This thermodynamics lab unit includes an introduction, teacher demonstrations, six labs that students rotate through each class day, homework assignments, application of knowledge, and assessments. Scholars learn about atomic structure, atomic and molecular motion, states of matter, heat transfer, thermal expansion, specific heat, heats of fusion, and vaporization.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Cross-curricular connections with math and English language arts are included and can be coordinated between multiple teachers
  • Some worksheet questions may be too difficult for all students; use this as an opportunity to differentiate
Classroom Considerations
  • The teacher should operate the steam generator used in the sixth lab
  • Set up all labs before class to save time
  • Student guide includes all labs and worksheets
  • Provides answer keys for homework and assessment
  • Provides differentiation strategies
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