Shamina Haque           


SEYS 753

Assignment 6 – Production of an educational science video or podcast

Link to youtube video "Can You Feel The Heat: Heat Transfer Video"

Link to website with lesson plan:

Heat transfer lesson Plan

Title of the lesson:  Can you feel the heat?

Topic: Transfer of Heat Energy


Earth Science Unit 5:Insolation:energy exchanges in the atmosphere

Physics unit 3: energy: forms of energy

Living Environment Unit 5: Homeostasis and Immunity: Homeostasis and feedback methods


Homeostasis and Feedback Systems

1.1e, 1.2d, 5.2a, 5.2b, 5.2h, 5.2j, 5.3a, 5.3b

    Energy Exchanges in the Atmosphere

1.2e, 2.1b, 2.1i, 2.2a, 2.2b

 Forms of Energy

4.1a, 4.1i, 5.3f, 5.3j




Grade level/s- science across the curriculum 9-12

Time needed: 1 class period

Science or math background for teacher: No math background needed. Teacher must have a complete understanding of the different modes of energy transfer in order to field student questions. Since this is an interdisciplinary topic each subject teacher should be able to convert the lesson to suit their curriculum. Any notes or content the teacher needs to be familiar with is found in the notes section and supplemented by the video.

Instructional Objective: 

Students will be able to identify and give examples of each method of energy transfer.

National Science Education Standards, NYC Performance Standards (high school) (middle school) for Science, met by this lesson:

S4a Demonstrates an understanding of big ideas and unifying concepts

S6a   Uses technology and tools to observe and measure objects, organisms, and phenomena, directly, indirectly, and remotely, with appropriate consideration of accuracy and precision.

S7e Communicates in a form suited to the purpose and the audience. 

Materials:  Computer with power point and projector, white board and markers, internet access

Safety Precautions (if necessary):  n/a

Advanced Organizer: students will fill out a 3 part chart comparing the 3 different methods of energy transfer.



Motivation/ opener: Play “Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter


Step by step:

Aim: What are the different types of energy transfer?

Do Now: After listening to HOT HOT HOT why do you think the people at the party were hot, hot, hot?

Transfer of Energy

Q: When your at a party do you wanted to stand close to people or have some space?

A: Your want space

Well the same goes for energy

Show a picture of an empty room and a packed room to show the difference between high concentration and low concentration and the movement between the two.



Energy Transfer


Methods of Energy Transfer

Students will make a 3 part chart to organize their notes on each method to see and compare them side by side.

  1. Conduction:

2. Convection: thinking back to what we have discussed in weather and climate, what can you infer about the definition of convection?

3. Radiation:

 Summary of lesson:

Use Video


Students will label diagram with the 3 different methods of energy transfer



Conclusion Questions: all students will be participating by holding up the amount of fingers for their number choice

1. Difference in density cause energy to be transferred by which method?

  1. Absorption
  2. Conduction
  3. Convection
  4. radiation

2. What method of energy transfer requires no medium for transfer?

  1. Conduction
  2. Convection
  3. Radiation

3. Which method of energy transfer is most effective in solids?

  1. Conduction
  2. Radiation
  3. Convection




Possible Adaptations for students with disabilities:  

Visually impaired adaptations: students maybe provided with a personal laptop with enlarged print presentation and notes. Student may also be provided with pre-made enlarged notes.

Learning disabled adaptations: Students with learning disabilities will benefit from the graphic organizer provided to put notes in for the lesson. They would also benefit from the visuals provided in the video.

Extension activities: Students may wish to create their own energy animation with their own examples on

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