Thermal Energy Lab (Design your own cooler)

Thermal Energy Lab (Design your own cooler)
Grade Levels
Resource Type
Product Rating
File Type

Word Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

125 KB|4 pages
Product Description
Students complete this lab and show their knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, insulation, and conductors. Students, over the course of a week, will draw and design a device that helps to stop the transfer of heat. They will begin the lab by brainstorming ideas for a design. They will also have an explanation sheet that says why they chose to use certain materials. Included in this lab are student directions, a student checklist, a grading rubric, and an explanation of each part of the lab that students must turn in. You can either supply the students with materials in order to create their cooler, or you can allow them to bring their own things in. In the past I've given out prizes for the most efficient cooler and also the overall best cooler. Students love the competition part of this lab and generally it is one of my most engaging projects of the year.
Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
Report this Resource
Digital Download
More products from Michael Trentmann
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up