Thermal Energy: Methods of Heat Transfer Color-by-Number TEKS 6.9A & TEKS 6.9B

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to answer various questions relating to the 3 methods of heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation). And YES- even secondary students love to color!

This product is great for assessing the following standards:
TEKS 6.9A Investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation.

TEKS 6.9B Verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting.

There are 8 different questions with 3 possible answer choices each. Each answer choice corresponds to a different color. If all of the correct answer choices are chosen, then their final picture will be colored correctly to reflect complete mastery of the content.

To be successful with this activity, students should be able to:
•understand the 3 methods of thermal energy transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation
•know the predictable pattern in which heat travels (from warmer to cooler until all substances attain the same temperature)

This could be used as a quick assessment, a homework assignment, additional practice, extra credit, or for early finishers. These are also great for days when you have to be out of the classroom - a sub can easily take over this lesson!

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Created: Jan 14, 2017

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