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# Product 13463

By: The Flinn Staff

In the Heat Transfer Kit for physical science and physics, learn about the flow and transfer of heat energy using containers of water. Record temperature over time.

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## Product Details

Students learn about the flow and transfer of heat energy with this hands-on laboratory activity. They fill one insulated container with hot water and the other with cold water; and link the two containers with an aluminum transfer bar—heat transfer occurs across the bar. Students record the temperature change of the water in the cups over time and relate the change to the associated heat transfer. Kit contains aluminum transfer bar, two insulated containers, two thermometers and detailed laboratory instructions. Purchase one as a classroom demonstration, or purchase one for each laboratory group.

## Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

### Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
Engaging in argument from evidence

### Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
MS-PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
MS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
HS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems

### Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Stability and change

### Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-6. Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.
MS-PS1-4. Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
MS-PS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
MS-PS3-4. Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.
MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
HS-PS3-1. Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.
HS-PS3-4. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (second law of thermodynamics).