Heat Transfer in the Atmosphere (Convection, Conduction, Radiation) Unit



Throughout this two-week long, low-prep unit, the following essential question is investigated, “How is heat transferred throughout our environment?” Topics covered include kinetic energy, convection, convection current, conduction, radiation, etc.

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The following resources are included in this unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Heating the Atmosphere Lesson Plan
  • Heat Transfer PowerPoint Presentations & Guided Notes (two versions of each)
  • Heat Transfer Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Convection Cell Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Heat Transfer Practice Packet & Answer Key
  • Heat Transfer Quiz & Answer Key (two versions)
  • Heat Transfer WebQuest & Answer Key
  • Heat Transfer by Conduction Lab & Answer Key
  • Heat Transfer in the Atmosphere Lab & Answer Key


Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 125+
Teaching Duration: 2 Weeks

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