The Energy Transfer Multimedia Presentation

Using a Thermometer Animating the Experiment
Mixing Hot and Cold Water Temperature Changes in a Line Graph
The Energy Transfer Experiment Screen Capture 1
Diagramming the Experiment Screen Capture 2

Topic: Diagramming the Energy Transfer Experiment in AppleWorks

Learning Objectives:
Two students will diagram the film can of water (used during the experiment in science class).

Previous Lessons: The students have already performed the Energy Transfer experiment with their science teacher.

Vocabulary: tool, object, cylinder, oval, free-form

Show the class a diagram of the objects used in the Energy Transfer experiment and elicit information about each object, including shape, Ask which drawing program tools would you use to make these shapes? How would you organize your objects on the page?

ClarisWorks / AppleWorks tools

-The students will review the tools in the Drawing Program in Apple Works;
-The students will select the tools they need to create the film can filled with hot water;
-The students will select the tools they need to create the container filled with cold water;
-The students will select the tools they need to create the larger film in which the hot water film
can sits;
-The students will select the tools they need to create the thermometers;
-The students will save their work.

In the example below, the student used the oval tool and the box tool to create the class and the free-form tool to create the water.

Click here to see exactly how the glass was created

Follow-up: In the following lesson, the students will move the objects to animate the water pouring from one container into the film can. They will manipulate the objects in their saved drawing to show each step of the experiment. They will learn the "save as" feature in the drawing program in order to save many drawings from the original.

Computers, science notebooks

Math Standards:
- The student gives and responds to directions about location, e.g, by using words such as "in
front of," "right," and "above."
- The student visualizes and represents two dimensional views of simple rectangular three
dimensional shapes, e .g, by showing the front view and side view of a building made of cubes
- The student solves problems by showing relationships between and among figures, e.g.,
using congruence and similarity, and using transformations including flips, slides, and
- The student extends and creates geometric patterns using concrete and pictorial models