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compare/contrast

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## With the standards in mind, I planned the unit according to the number of days available and time needed for students to acquire the information/skills. The following table shows the sequence of lessons, and gives the daily question, learning outcomes, and activities. These should reflect the standards in the table of specifications, and the activities represent what I taught to the students.

## Sample Lesson Plan: Heat and Temperature Lesson 1.pdf

LessonTopicDaily QuestionLearning OutcomesActivitiesSW relate motion of particles to temperature and define temperature with respect to the motion of particles.

Average heights

Molecular motion machine

KE analogy through presentation

Molecular motion machine, again

3-2-1 as exit slip

HW: none

SW calculate temperatures in all three temperature scales.

Simulation

Presentation

Think-pair-square-share

HW: Temperature conversions worksheet

SW explain and draw what is happening when ice melts.

HW: none

SW utilize a time/temperature graph to predict the state of matter the substance will be in for a given time.

SW analyze a time/temperature graph to describe how to change states of matter.

SW calculate the heat change of a given system using Q = mc(Tf - Ti).

Presentation

Complete graphical organizer

HW: Vocabulary review and reinforcement

Heat transfer practice problems

SW identify examples of convection, conduction, and radiation.

SW explain convection, conduction, and radiation in their own words

Presentation

Currents, anyone?

The Sun and a flashlight

Complete Venn diagram

HW: Transferring thermal energy worksheet

SW record and graph data taken from the lab.

Review Venn diagram

Heat transfer lab

HW: none

HW: none

Bill Nye video on heat

HW: none

Discuss open-notes quiz

Drawing of conductor/insulator

Video on steam engines

HW: study guide

HW: study guide

## I tried to include a variety of instructional strategies, so that I may reach students who have different dominant learning tendencies. These include hands-on activities and labs, demonstrations, presentations, drawings, videos, and graphical organizers, and homework was included to be appropriate but not overbearing for students. I really strove to give homework that reinforced the main concept(s) for the day or allowed the students to practice a newly acquired skill.

## Technology is ever-present in this unit, through many different forms. The main way of integration is through presentations or videos, but for one of the labs I also took data with a set of digital thermometers and recorded the data on the computer. I also used simulations from the University of Colorado-Boulder to engage students and provide another interaction with the content. Finally, the students used a personal response system called Qwizdom to participate in a test review.