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Heating and Cooling

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Make qualitative predictions about the resulting temperature when hot and cold water are mixed

  • Make quantitative predictions about the resulting temperature when hot and cold water are mixed

  • Describe how the temperature of very hot water changes as it cools

  • Explain how energy dissipates as a hot object cools down

  • Apply the law of conservation of energy to explain what happens to energy in novel situations

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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