Design Challenge - Cold Packs (MS-PS1-6 and MS-ETS1-1)

Design Challenge - Cold Packs (MS-PS1-6 and MS-ETS1-1)
Design Challenge - Cold Packs (MS-PS1-6 and MS-ETS1-1)
Design Challenge - Cold Packs (MS-PS1-6 and MS-ETS1-1)
Design Challenge - Cold Packs (MS-PS1-6 and MS-ETS1-1)
Design Challenge - Cold Packs (MS-PS1-6 and MS-ETS1-1)
Design Challenge - Cold Packs (MS-PS1-6 and MS-ETS1-1)
Design Challenge - Cold Packs (MS-PS1-6 and MS-ETS1-1)
Design Challenge - Cold Packs (MS-PS1-6 and MS-ETS1-1)
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In this NGSS aligned design challenge, students are tasked with designing and building a cold pack for the school nurse using their knowledge of endothermic and exothermic reactions. The assignment meets Next Generation Science Standards, including MS-PS1-6 and MS-ETS1-1.

Before engaging in the project, students should have some background knowledge on chemical energy and endothermic and exothermic reactions. This project is designed for middle school physical science students.

This product includes
♦ Detailed teacher notes
♦ Student project packet
♦ Embedded links to quality background research video clips and an article
♦ Easy-to-use grading rubric
♦ A slideshow to assist with lesson facilitation

Materials needed for each student:
♦ A copy of the student project packet
♦ A copy of the background research article or a device to read on (optional)
♦ Safety googles

Materials needed for each group:
♦ About 10 ml of vinegar in a small cup
♦ About 1 tbsp of baking soda in a small cup
♦ About 10 ml of baking soda solution in a small cup (Prepare by dissolving about 2 tbsp of baking soda in 1 cup of water. Stir until no more baking soda will dissolve.)
♦ About 1 tbsp of calcium chloride in a small cup
♦ 1 thermometer
♦ 1 set of measuring spoons
♦ 1 quart sized zip-closing plastic bag
♦ 1 snack sized zip-closing plastic bag
♦ 1 timer (optional)

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Total Pages
39 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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