We then discussed the back side of the notes sheet, where we made connections between the concepts learned in the video and a lava lamp. Here’s some more info on how a lava lamp works: http://home.howstuffworks.com/lava-lamp1.htm
Radiation – light bulb radiates heat which warms the metal base
Conduction – metal base touches the glass jar holding the wax and water solution
Convection – warmed wax becomes less dense and rises.
Conduction – warmed wax touches the top of the lamp, loosing heat energy to the metal top.
Convection – cooled wax at the top falls back down, pushing up warm wax as it goes.
Radiation – the metal at the top of the lava lamp radiates heat into the environment.
HOMEWORK PERIOD 1 and 4 – Return to your “Home Heat Transfer Meal” assignment and highlight where radiation, conduction, and convection happened. Use different colors for each. This assignment is on the backside of: popcorn-heat-transfer
HOMEWORK PERIOD 3 – Complete “Home Heat Transfer Meal” if not done. Complete reading notes on “The Transfer of Heat Energy” – heat-transfer-notes-sheet Website for completing this assignment:
In class students finished their test started on Friday, began working on their Heat Transfer notes, and began working on the “City Weather Data” project using google classroom.
HW – None.
Science Period 2 and 3
In class students spent most of the period working on the “City Weather Data” project in partners using Google Classroom.
Period 2 HW – fill out ocean currents on your map. Use the website link on Google Classroom. You DO NOT need to name the currents, just draw in the currents on the map and label or color code if they are warm or cold currents.
In class students had a chance to finish up the test started on Friday. We then began reading and notes on heat transfer. Period 1 and 2 had time to select a city for the “City Weather Data” activity. Period 3 will do it tomorrow.
HW – None
REMEMBER – FIELD TRIP ON WEDNESDAY CANCELLED.
In class we did a reading activity for the launch of the book “Martin Marten”. Science fair related, project proposals are past due after today. GET THEM TO ME ASAP!