Honors Physical Science
Heat and States of Matter - A study of thermal energy,
its behavior and uses.
Test date (Dec 2 - Dec 3, 2002)
workQuiz (November 26, 2002)
This unit will allow each student to:
This will be accomplished by each student that is able to:
gain a better understanding of thermal energy and temperature as
these relate to PE and KE, states of matter, the processes involved in
the movement of thermal energy
continue making proper scientific measurements and calculations
define and properly use all vocabulary
properly apply all terms in describing/explaining real world examples
relate these concepts her/his daily activities and behaviors
teach someone else the concepts discussed
practice proper laboratory safety
recognize and relate SI and USCS units of energy, specific heat, heat of
transformation, and temperature
recognize an energy, specific heat, heat of transformation, and temperature
by the units only
completely describe the energy changes during vaporization of a solid,
indicate direction of heating and cooling of the substance as well as the
surroundings during changes of state
describe and compare sublimation and evaporation
sketch each state of matter's structure and behavior at the particle level
completely describe the processes of conduction, convection, and radiation
describe the relative nature of common temperature scales
relate temperature to thermal energy and heat
compare relative temperature to absolute temperature (Celsius/Kelvin; Fahrenheit/Rankine)
calculate the energy required to change the temperature of any material
given a table of specific heat capacities
calculate the energy required to change the state of any given material
given a table of heats of transformation
explain why one substance warms up, or cools down, faster than another
based on specific heat capacity
provide/explain everyday examples of thermal expansion
describe how different types of insulation prevent the flow of thermal
give examples of various heating systems
describe the cooling process of a refrigeration system (fridge, A/C)
develop opinions on the use/waste/effects of thermal energy, including
pollution, based on scientific knowledge and personal experiences
Honors Physical Science
Energy and Its Uses - A study of work, energy, and simple
|Holt Science Spectrum - issued textbook
||Foundations of Physical Science - See teacher for access
|2.2 - Matter and Energy - p. 48 #1-6
10.1 - Temperature - p. 330 #1-7
10.2 - Energy Transfer - p. 346 #1-7
10.3 - Using Heat - p. 346 #1-6
|Chapter 16.3 - States of Matter
Chapter 26 - Measuring Heat
Chapter 27 - Heat Transfer
Chapter 28 - Heating, Cooling, and Systems
Lingo to be Learned- you are expected
to know the boldface words for the baseQuiz
temperature, thermal energy (TE), heat, kinetic energy (KE),
potential energy (PE), specific heat capacity, conduction, convection,
radiation, conductor, insulator, solid, liquid, gas, plasma,
evaporation, sublimation, boiling/vaporization, freezing/melting, kinetic
theory of matter, thermal expansion, heat of fusion, heat of vaporization,
Worksheets - Thermal Energy Practice
Group Lab - The Amazing Flaming cheezePuff!
One must be turned in the day of the workQuiz.
You can choose to turn in one from this link or use in class options
which will be updated at this link.
|p. 328 #1-4
|p. 338 #1-6
Here is a list of some applications of the material in this Unit. These
may help you in deciding what path to follow for the Final
|-Hot tubbing dangers
-Effect of thermal pollution on local marine life
-Refrigerants - at what cost comfort, R-12 v. R-134a
-Thermal energy in the weather
|-Where do you get your energy from?
-Your favorite sport
-Auto/drag r-What is plasma?
-More detailed study of changes of state.
-Why/Why not asbestos?
-Is the irradiation of food safe?
-The internal combustion engineacing
-Amusement park rides
|-The greenhouse effect
-Feasibility of solar energy today
-Insulation and home construction.
-The effect of thermal expansion on architechtural design.