Heat Energy
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Heat Energy

One of the most important types of energy on Earth is heat energy. A great deal of heat energy comes from the Sun's light hitting Earth. Other sources include geothermal energy, friction, and even living things. This unit helps students understand what heat energy is, how it is transferred, how it is measured, and how insulation can keep heat in or out.


Supporting Materials

Show Me Only

Additional Reading

Comprehension Support


Science Videos

Yellowstone Geyser (no audio)

Career Files

Glassblower; Volcanologist; Fire Investigator

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Science Diagrams

Freezing and Boiling Points of Water
Light Energy Converts to Heat Energy

Vocabulary Cards

Word Work

Crossword; Unscramble; Suffixes

Book Assembly