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Introduction

 

How do we explain the changes of state that we can call heat, warmth from the sun, combustion, fire, or thermochemistry?

In this unit, students will explore the answers to this question. There are two upper elementary lessons (Light, Heat, Sun! and "Icey Hot") and two high school lessons on thermochemistry which will help students explore these shifts in energy.

 

Image Credit:

Ice cubes melting in glass
By Mysid (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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