Grade 7 Science Heat in the Environment

For children in Grade 7 learning to understand Earth and Space Systems.
From the Curriculum:
Students will learn about the causes and effects of heat, investigate its properties, relate it to geological and meteorological processes, and use their new-found knowledge to design a device to minimize heat transfer. They will also use the particle theory to help them explain their observations. Experiments with heat require that students identify and explain the importance of practices that ensure their personal safety and the safety of others.
Big Ideas:
  • Heat is a form of energy that can be transformed and transferred. These processes can be explained using the particle theory of matter.
  • There are many sources of heat.
  • Heat has both positive and negative effects on the environment.