Integrated Science Lesson Plan
In this unit, the students
will learn how to calculate the
gain or loss of heat energy (Q)
from an open system.
The students will first learn what temperature is and how it differs from other things that scientists measure (like mass, length, or volume). The students will then learn how scientists built the first thermometers and established a standard by which people can uniformly measure temperature. Then the students will be introduced to the concept of specific heat (sp.ht.) of a substance (the amount of energy it takes to raise 1 gram of a substance 1 degree Centigrade).