Lesson Plans

Strand 6.2: ENERGY AFFECTS MATTER

Matter and energy are fundamental components of the universe. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. Transfer of energy creates change in matter. Changes between general states of matter can occur through the transfer of energy. Density describes how closely matter is packed together. Substances with a higher density have more matter in a given space than substances with a lower density. Changes in heat energy can alter the density of a material. Insulators resist the transfer of heat energy, while conductors easily transfer heat energy. These differences in energy flow can be used to design products to meet the needs of society.

Standard 6.2.4

Design an object, tool, or process that minimizes or maximizes heat energy transfer. Identify criteria and constraints, develop a prototype for iterative testing, analyze data from testing, and propose modifications for optimizing the design solution. Emphasize demonstrating how the structure of differing materials allows them to function as either conductors or insulators. (PS3.A, PS3.B, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C)
• Energy Affects Matter
A google site that has a lesson plan for UT.SEEd.6.2.1, UT.SEEd.6.2.2, UT.SEEd.6.2.3, and UT.SEEd.6.2.4.
• Matter Heat and Insulation
Students will use the engineering process to develop an insulated container to minimize the loss of heat energy.
• Transporting Liquid Oil
Students will conduct an investigation to determine which insulators work best and compare materials. Students will design insulation that allows Utah?s waxy crude oil to remain as a liquid during transport.
• UT.SEEd.6.2.3-UT.SEEd.6.2.4 E.3
Nearpod version of UT.SEEd.6.2.3-UT.SEEd.6.2.4 Episode 3 from seedstorylines.org. Students conduct a controlled experiment to model how heat transfers through different materials.
• UT.SEEd.6.2.3-UT.SEEd.6.2.4 E.4
Nearpod version of UT.SEEd.6.2.3-UT.SEEd.6.2.4 Episode 4 from seedstorylines.org. Students are designing a solution for maximizing or minimizing heat transfer with a phenomenon related to keeping ice from melting too fast.
• UT.SEEd.6.2.3|UT.SEEd.6.2.4 Heat Transfer with Pool Covers Lesson Plan|Resources
Phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students.

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