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NGSS Lab Activity: Keep the Heat

NGSS Lab Activity: Keep the Heat
NGSS Lab Activity: Keep the Heat
NGSS Lab Activity: Keep the Heat
NGSS Lab Activity: Keep the Heat
NGSS Lab Activity: Keep the Heat
NGSS Lab Activity: Keep the Heat
NGSS Lab Activity: Keep the Heat
NGSS Lab Activity: Keep the Heat
Product Description
Students will develop an understanding of the transfer of thermal energy and insulation as they conduct research, design, build and test an insulating device, and work together to design and conduct an experiment using all of the devices they produced.

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Student worksheet
Rubrics are included in the student worksheet.
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Students conduct the following activity:
Observations of insulating materials
Design an insulating device using different materials

Students then design a lab based around their device. They create the following:
Create a problem and hypothesis
Write out the steps of a procedure
Design their own data table
Graph their data
Answer analysis questions (3)
Write a conclusion statement

You will need access to the following materials:
Plastic water bottles
Plastic straws
Aluminum foil
Popsicle sticks
Tape
Bubble wrap

You will need access to the following equipment:
Thermometers
Beakers
Goggles
Plastic Tubs
Timers
Access to cold and hot water.

This lab aligns with the following Next Generation Science Standards:

MS-PS1-4: Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

MS-PS3-5: Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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