This project was originally designed to align with the Ontario Grade 5 curriculum expectations for the conservation of energy unit, however can be adapted to meet other curriculum needs easily.
- Learning Goals (curriculum expectations)
- Introduction about Conservation of Energy and the concept of heat transfer
- Detailed steps to carry out the project (students won't miss a step and will stay organized)
- Clear, detailed rubric for grading purposes
- Cold water
- Digital thermometer
My students did this project over the course of a week, and LOVED it. I took it one step further and created my own thermos as well. Then I challenged them to beat the results of my thermos.