This Heat and thermal energy unit bundle is perfect for reviewing topics such as conduction, convection and radiation! This mini bundle is great for a middle school physical science class. The bundle contains a PowerPoint, Guided Notes, Assessment, self-grading task cards, choice board, S’mores lab, warm ups, print activities and digital interactive lessons that can all be used with Google slides or Google forms!
⭐Kinetic Theory of Matter
⭐Transfer of Heat
Included in the heat transfer and thermal energy unit Bundle:
1. PowerPoint, Guided Notes and Assessment
Do you need a resource to introduce conduction, convection, radiation, thermal energy and heat? This resource contains a PowerPoint with guided notes and an assessment that all tie together. The PowerPoint and assessment are also available in Google Slides which make this a perfect digital resource for online learning!
The PowerPoint is broken up into 3 different parts:
❔ Engage: This is a question that is used to get students thinking and engaged before the lesson begins. They answer the question in their guided notes. ☑ Checkpoints: These are questions throughout the lesson that assess what students are learning as they go through. The student’s answer these questions in their guided notes. Answer key is included in the PowerPoint.
↵ Bringing it Back: This final question wraps up the lesson by tying student’s new knowledge with the engagement piece.
A link for the Google Slides version is included in the resource. The PowerPoint is editable. The titles, images and clip art are not editable.
Guided Notes: The guided notes follow along with the lesson. This allows the students to go through the lesson with the class as the teacher goes through the slides or they can fill it out independently if they are using the PowerPoint digitally. All the text aside from the title and cover page are editable. Includes two cover pages for interactive notebook booklets. One in color and one in black and white. *There is no answer key for the guided notes as it is all in the PowerPoint lesson. There is no Google Slides or digital option for the guided notes.
Assessment: The assessment contains 20 questions with a mix of vocabulary matching, short answer and multiple choice questions. An answer key is included. Everything is editable except for the title and any included clip art lip art. A Google Slides version is included. The link is in the resource.
2. Warm Ups
These editable warm ups are perfect for a thermal energy and heat unit in your classroom with no prep!
Included in this resource:
✅ 3 weeks of warm ups (15 total).
✅ 3 editable templates to fit the needs of you and your students
✅ PowerPoint Slides with the questions to project for your students
✅ Answer key
3. Task cards
These 24 conduction, convection and radiation task cards can be used in a classroom or digitally for online learning through Google Forms with no prep and self grading! They can be easily printed, cut and laminated for use in the classroom with a ready-to-print student answer sheet.
The link for Google Forms is available in the resource as well as an answer key.
Task cards can be printed 1 per page or 4 per page. The answer sheet can be printed 1 per page or 2 per page to save paper. I typically print 2 per page so they’re perfect for gluing into interactive science notebooks.
The text is editable in each task card but the titles and clip art are not editable. The task cards are images in google forms so they are not editable if you are using the digital option.
4. Digital Google Slides Activities
This is a fully digital resource that uses Google Slides. There are 6 interactive activities to review thermal energy, conductors, insulators, conduction, convection and radiation. These can be used as online stations, an activity for early finishers, interactive science notebooks, homework or for review in the classroom.
Students will practice vocabulary skills, make real-world connections and review concepts. The activities include either drag and drop or short answer text. Watch the preview video to get a better idea of how each slide works. The slides are not editable. An answer key is included in the PDF as well as the Google Slides link.
5. Choice Board
Students have options in how they apply their knowledge of conduction, convection, radiation and thermal energy through choice. There is differentiation with the activities so students can have autonomy with their learning and presentation of knowledge.
This choice board is editable to suit the needs of you and your students. Students can also submit most of the activities digitally through Google Classroom or Canvas.
The title and clip art are not editable. General teacher directions and the choice board are included in PowerPoint format for easy editing. There are no rubrics included within the resource for their individual choice activities.
✅ Creating a video
✅ Creating a Lab report
✅ Comic strip
✅ Inventions or prototypes
✅ Demonstrations or Lesson
✅ Creating a graphic organizer for Interactive notebooks
✅ and more!
6. S’Mores Lab
An editable food lab your students will love! Students will explore heat transfer through making s’mores!
Students will make s’mores using conduction, convection and radiation in three stations. You will need a hot plate, heat lamp and a kettle (or beakers to boil water) for this activity.
This lab is editable to meet the needs of your students.
7. Thermal Energy and Heat Stations
The 7 types of stations include:
1. Discover – Students will research real-world application of waves in regards to currents and global climate patterns.
2. Observe – Students will watch a video about how heat transfer is involved in the Greenhouse Effect on Earth.
3. Experiment – Students will perform a mini experiment using hot water, cold water and food coloring. They will test to see the differences in speed of diffusion of the food coloring in different temperatures.
4. Write – Students will explain their answers in 2-3 sentences.
5. Create – Students will create a blueprint for a lunchbox that uses household materials to insulate a lunch for 2-3 hours.
6. Sort – Students will sort scenarios to match whether they represent conduction, convection or radiation.
7. Quiz – Students will answer a mix of 8 true/false, multiple choice and short answer questions.
*Each station should take students between 8-10 minutes to complete.*
The RESOURCE includes:
- Digital Google Slides™ link to perform stations online.
- Printable version of stations in color and black/white
- Editable PowerPoint version of stations.
⭐Transfer of Heat
*Please note that the instructions for stations are editable but clip art, special fonts and formatting are not.*
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