Lesson Plan


Students flame test various types of nuts to determine the amount of energy they contain


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


Transfer of energy



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2014-01-11.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This activity, intended for 6th grade students and based on California Science and Common Core Standards, asks students to explore the various ways to measure heat energy and use this knowledge to quantify the energy produced. Using a simple set-up, students can calculate the number of calories given off when a peanut is heated. One thing immediately missing is safety considerations – for both nut allergies and goggles. !!! NOTE: TEACHERS SHOULD CHECK FOR STUDENT ALLERGIES AND SCHOOL POLICIES RE: USING NUTS IN THE CLASSROOM BEFORE DOING THIS LAB !!! A formative assessment is included with answer key.

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