Thermal Energy


In this physical science chapter – Thermal Energy – students will be given the opportunity to show their understanding of the included concepts by completing the engaging and creative activities for the OUTPUT side of their Science Interactive Notebook. Activities range in variety for each chapter.

NOTE: This product is part of The Complete Physical Science Interactive Notebook Click here to view.


Thermal Energy includes the following concepts:

• Temperature and Heat
• Transferring Thermal Energy
• Using Heat

Each concept shares:

• Actual photos of both the INPUT and OUTPUT pages of Science Interactive Notebook
• Instructions on how to create/use/complete activity for OUTPUT side
• Mini-Quizzes for each concept to check students’ understanding
• Answer Keys for all mini-quizzes

Students will be able to:

• Explain how thermal energy depends on temperature
• Compare and contrast the transfer of thermal energy by conduction, convection and radiation
• Compare and contrast thermal conductors and insulators
• Describe common types of heating systems
• Describe the first and second laws of thermodynamics

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Total Pages: 23
Answer Key: Included

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