Students will learn big questions concerning our environment like why San Francisco is almost always at the same temperature year round whereas Iowa's temperature fluctuates wildly throughout the year. Students will also learn to solve problems involving specific heat and phase change.
An interesting problem involving specific heat and phase change is explained and solved here.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Specific Heat and Phase Change.
This study guide gives an overview of the laws of thermodynamics and heat engines. It looks at the ways heat transfers, specific heat, and thermal conductivity.