Matter Heat and Insulation

Students will use the engineering process to develop an insulated container to minimize the loss of heat energy.

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THE SUMMARY

Strand/Standard 6.2.4 Design an object, tool, or process that minimizes or maximizes heat energy transfer. Identify criteria and constraints, develop a prototype for iterative testing, analyze data from testing, and propose modifications for optimizing the design solution. Emphasize demonstrating how the structure of differing materials allows them to function as either conductors or insulators. (PS3.A, PS3.B, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C)

 

Lesson Performance Expectations

Students will use the engineering process to develop an insulated container to minimize the loss of heat energy.