Teachers' Domain, Understanding Heat Transfer, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Understanding Heat Transfer is a graduate-level professional development course designed for middle school teachers to enhance understanding and teaching of physical science. In two sessions, you will investigate physical science topics using hands-on activities and online resources including video segments, interactive activities, readings, and other multimedia materials. These resources are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service.
Understanding Heat Transfer
This course advances your understanding and effective teaching about radiation, conduction, and convection and how heat transfer influences density.
Session 1: Mechanisms of Heat Transfer
Learners investigate mechanisms of heat transfer, including radiation, convection, and conduction, and explore how heat transfer affects the density of a substance.
Session 2: Formative Assessment
In a companion methodology session, learners look at heat transfer in the context of how you can use your understanding of what students already know to plan instruction to improve their understanding.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.