Discipline: Science

Grade Level: 6-8 

Course: 8th Grade Science

©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011

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Energy Transfer
Overview
  • Module Description
    • All parts of matter have kinetic energy. The kinetic energy of the particles can change speed, resulting in phase change. The three states of matter on Earth are solid, liquid, and gas. During this module, students will read texts on states of matter, kinetic energy, and particles and write an informational essay explaining the motion of the particles through the states of matter.

  • Tasks
    • Teaching Task Template Task (Design your own lesson)

      After researching textbook sources on the states of matter, kinetic energy, and particles, write an essay that defines “kinetic energy” and explains what happens to water when its particles lose and gain energy. Support your discussion with evidence from your research.

      L2 What implications can you draw? 

      Task 11 Template (Informational or Explanatory/ Definition)

      After researching (informational texts) on _______(content), write a (report or substitute) that defines_________ (term or concept) and explains (content). Support your discussion with evidence from your research.

      L2 What __________ (conclusions or implications) can you draw?

  • About The Teacher
    • Authors: Deanna Fedor and Dawn Connelly

      Course: 8th Grade Science

  • Materials, References, and Support
    • For Teachers

      Texts:

      • FOSS Chemical Interactions Course Investigation 7: Phase Change
      • Elements of Chemistry: Gases, Liquids, and Solids. Florence, KY: Discovery Education.
      For Students
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