Quarter 1 9/21/17 to 10/6/17


TeacherMelinda Senf
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level7th
Week #9/12/17 to 10/6/17
Unit of InstructionTemperature and Heat
Standard(s) Taught

Recognize that adding heat to or removing heat from a system may result in a temperature change and possibly a change of state.
Define a problem from the seventh grade curriculum, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigation of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.
Differentiate replication (by others) from repetition (multiple trials).

Observe and describe that heat flows in predictable ways, moving from warmer objects to cooler ones until they reach the same temperature.
Identify test variables (independent variables) and outcome variables (dependent variables) in an experiment.

Relate temperature to the average molecular kinetic energy.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

• predict and investigate the possible change in temperature (oC) when heat is added or removed from a system
• predict and investigate the possible change in state of matter when heat is added or removed from a system
• create an experiment to test the relationship between temperature and the state of matter

• describe heat as the flow of thermal energy from warmer objects to cooler ones, until both objects reach the same temperature
• predict and investigate the direction thermal energy flows on a diagram
• describe the concept of specific heat (no calculations) as related to conductors and insulators

1. describe temperature as the average molecular kinetic energy
2. recognize that the internal energy of an object includes the energy of random motion of the object’s atoms and molecules, often referred to as thermal energy

Classroom Activities

Word Art/Acrostic Poem on Vocabulary 9/21 & 9/22

Notes on Temperature and Heat 9/25 & 9/26

Bill Nye on Heat 9/25 & 9/26

Heat Transfer Scenarios on Conduction, Convection & Radiation 9/27

Lab Stations How Cold is the Water?, Mixing water, Early Central Heating, & Calculate Fahrenheit & Celsius 9//28 & 9/29

Heat Transfer Quiz 10/2

Remediation and Test retakes on Energy Unit 10/2

States of Matter 10/3

State Change and Temperature Lab & Heat Transfer lab 10/5 & 10/6

Assignments Due

Bill Nye worksheet

State Change & Temperature Lab

Transfer of Heat Quiz 1

Transfer of Heat Quiz 2


Additional Resources


Canvas on Vportal