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Exploring Energy Transfer

Published on 01/14/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will explore thermal energy transfer and the relationship between heat, mass, specific heat, and temperature change in a system.

Objectives

  • Students will observe and analyze thermal energy transfer between metals and water.
  • Students will understand the relationship between heat, mass, specific heat, and temperature change in a system.

Vocabulary

  • energy
  • thermal energy
  • heat
  • temperature
  • thermal equilibrium
  • specific heat
  • metal
  • mass

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will explore thermal energy transfer and the relationship between heat, mass, specific heat, and temperature change in a system.

 As a result, students will:

  • Measure the time it takes for two objects to come to thermal equilibrium.
  • Calculate the heat gained or lost by an object using mass, specific heat, and change in temperature.
  • Understand how the energy gained or lost by an object relates to the change in temperature of the object.

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