Partnering with the US Department of Energy and its Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (ACTS) program, Kent Lewis developed a series of three lessons that integrate the teaching of STEM disciplines with a focus on energy.
Lesson 1: Heat Transfer Labs
Through the use of inquiry within this multi lab lesson, students will explore, discover, and then demonstrate their understanding of the processes of conduction, convection and radiation.
Lesson 2: Thermal Expansion Lab
Through the use of lab activities and discussion, students will explore, discover, and then demonstrate their understanding of thermal expansion and specific heat.
Lesson 3: What is Energy?
In this exploratory lesson, will allow students to investigate the following questions: What is energy? How is energy used? What are two different types of energy? What happens to energy as it is used?
Author: Kent Lewis
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