Year 9

Energy Transfer


Energy Transfer

Break out the marshmallows! It’s time to explore heat energy transfer.

In this unit students explore methods of energy transfer as heat. They will conduct a range of investigations to develop their understanding of heat energy transfer. They will use this knowledge to design and construct a solar hot water system to perform to given criteria.

Key Activities

  • Demonstrating energy transfer as heat

  • Explore methods of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation

  • Explain heating using particle models

  • Design and construct a solar hot water system

Key Concepts

  • Methods of heat transfer include radiation, conduction and convection

  • Solar energy is a significant energy source

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Duration 10 Lessons
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