Clear, simple instructions lead to GREAT projects! Middle school students shine with this NGSS assignment!
This project is designed to fit in with a heat, thermal energy, and insulators and conductors unit - NGSS MS PS3-3.
First, students design and construct a device that holds heat. (They can use any materials that they have access to, and therefore don't have to buy anything. Keeping the focus on upcycled, readily available materials helps keep ALL students involved, regardless of their ability to buy supplies at a store.) Second, they test their design by adding a small amount of hot water and measuring the temperature drop over 30 minutes. Includes (1) clear instructions (2) a paper to complete during the testing period, including data table, graph, and analysis and (3) a student-friendly rubric.
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