NGSS Lab: Testing Out Insulators

NGSS Lab: Testing Out Insulators
NGSS Lab: Testing Out Insulators
NGSS Lab: Testing Out Insulators
NGSS Lab: Testing Out Insulators
NGSS Lab: Testing Out Insulators
NGSS Lab: Testing Out Insulators
NGSS Lab: Testing Out Insulators
NGSS Lab: Testing Out Insulators
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Students will develop an understanding of the transfer of thermal energy and insulation as they conduct research and testing materials used for insulation.

The experiment will answer the following problem: Does the material that a container is made out of affect the amount of energy that is lost from water in that container?

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Rubrics are included in the student worksheet.

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Students conduct an experiment and complete the following:
Create a hypothesis based off of a problem.
Follow a procedure
Fill out a data table
Graph their data
Answer analysis questions (5)
Write a conclusion statement

You will need access to the following materials:
Plastic water bottles
Foam
Aluminum foil
Newspaper
Tape
Ice

You will need access to the following equipment:
Thermometers
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.
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6 pages
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Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 days
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