Heat and Temperature

Unit Overview:

The production, transfer and transformation of heat energy plays an important role in meeting human needs. In learning about heat, students investigate sources and uses of heat energy and consider the impact of resource usage on our long-term ability to meet energy needs. In focusing their studies, students explore different applications, investigate the scientific principles involved and consider questions about the nature of heat. The particle model of matter is introduced to help students explain their observations and understand relationships between heat and temperature.


  1. What heat-related technologies do we use to meet human needs?
  2. Upon what scientific principles are these technologies based?
  3. What implications do these technologies have for sustainable use of resources?

These notes are from EdQuest, a site for student information and resources for grade eight. These are NOT my class notes, but they offer a great alternative with the same information. To view the class notes, please visit the SECURED PAGE from the Science 7 menu at the top of this page. You will need the password to view the secure page.

Section 1History of Heat Technologies
Section 2How heat affects matter
Section 3Our uses for heat
Section 4Technologies for obtaining and controlling heat


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