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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.

Process Activities


Build a Thermometer

Insulate an Ice Cube

Observe Convection Currents

FOCUS Books

Supporting Materials

Show Me Only
Activities
Additional Reading
Comprehension Support
Vocabulary

Science Videos

Gallon of Gas
Yellowstone Geyser (no audio)

Career Files

Glassblower; Volcanologist; Fire Investigator

Quick Reads

Geothermal Power
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Geothermal Power
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Geothermal Power
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Heat Sources Used Around the World
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Heat Sources Used Around the World
mid
Heat Sources Used Around the World
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Hot Springs and Geysers
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Hot Springs and Geysers
mid
Hot Springs and Geysers
high
Microwave Ovens
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Microwave Ovens
mid
Microwave Ovens
high
Where Matches Come From
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Where Matches Come From
mid
Where Matches Come From
high

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Science Diagrams

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

Vocabulary Cards

Heat Energy

Word Work

Crossword; Unscramble; Suffixes

Book Assembly