Lesson Plan: Specific Heat Capacity | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Specific Heat Capacity | Nagwa

# Lesson Plan: Specific Heat Capacity Physics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use the formula 𝐸 = 𝑀𝑐𝚫θ to calculate the amount of energy needed to increase the temperature of a material or an object by a given amount.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

• use the formula in all permutations,
• understand that as an object is heated, the increase in its internal energy is directly proportional to the increase in its temperature (as long as it is not undergoing a phase change),
• understand that for materials, we can define their specific heat capacity, which is their heat capacity per kilogram of the materials.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

• what temperature and energy are,
• the Kelvin temperature scale,
• converting between the Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit temperature scales,
• the three most common states of matter on Earth: solid, liquid, and gas,
• the terms for phase changes between solids, liquids, and gases.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

• phase changes,
• the energy required for a material to undergo a change of phase,
• latent heat.