Links about Thermodynamics
- Conduction for Kids
An excellent of example of conduction is given during a campfire by roasting hotdogs on a metal hanger.
- Conduction, Convection and Radiation Presentation
The content of this presentation is very good, covering all of the main ideas of CCR that would be important for general science education or as an introduction to ideas about energy transfer.
- Energy Rules
This website has good examples that can be more related to K-12 students.
- Graphic Organizer for Heat Transfer
This web site includes physics topics from Newton’s Laws to Optics to Thermodynamics. Each lesson begins with a graphic organizer hypertext which links to each sub-topic.
- Graphic Organizer for Thermodynamics
This is another graphic organizer for thermodynamics in general – it includes the laws and topics like heat engines, entropy, Boltzmann distribution, etc.
- Heat Transfer Mini-Quiz
The mini-quiz offered at the end of some informational verbage is short and provides instant feedback, plus the information is clear and has links to related topics. I would definitely use this site as a resource and have students take the mini-quiz.
- How A Radiometer Works
This site gave a nice explanation of how a radiometer works.
- How Does Heat Travel?
A good site for observing some images of each type of heat transfer.
- How Stuff Works
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- Student-designed & built an energy-efficient scale-model house
This project investigates the educational value of computational models and simulations within the design process. Students design and build an energy-efficient scale-model house with the aid of simulations and probeware.
- Thermodynamics is the Connection Between Heat and Work
An explanation of how Thermodynamics is the Connection Between Heat and Work. Includes a mini-quiz.
- Thermodynamics Presentation
This is a nice, semi-interactive educational site about introductory ideas for CCR. It has some simple Flashplayer objects that give good graphical and verbal examples of each.
- What's Hot and What's Not?
An informative and useful lesson plan offering hands-on lessons that help visually demonstrate the concept of heat transfer.
- Wikipedia: Heat Transfer
This has some common physics topics and a lot of good materials and good links associated with it.
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