Thermal Insulators Lab Experiment NGSS MS-PS3-3

Thermal Insulators Lab Experiment NGSS MS-PS3-3
Grade Levels
Next Generation Science Standards
Product Rating
5 Ratings
File Type

Word Document File

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56 KB|3 pages
Product Description

In this fun, minds-on experiment, which is aligned to Next Generation Science Standard MS-PS3-3 (or 07-PS3-3 if you're in Kentucky), students will learn how to identify a thermal insulator. They will also be required think critically and apply their knowledge of thermal energy transfer to identify why Styrofoam is an insulator.

Students will:

• Create a hypothesis based off of an observation and question

• Perform an experiment by following procedures

• Record data

• Synthesize data into a line graph

• Answer 6 analysis questions based on Bloom's Taxonomy

This experiment can be done as a demonstration or by students in small groups.

What you get:

  • FULLY EDITABLE (Word document) worksheet that includes:
    • Walks students through the scientific method
    • Detailed procedures
    • Data collection table
    • Graph
    • 6 analysis questions
  • 3 possible learning targets
  • Detailed procedures

Materials/equipment needed per experiment:

→ 3 ice cubes

→ 1 piece of wood

→ 1 piece of Styrofoam (or similar)

→ 1 piece of metal (baking pans work great)

→ 1 digital scale for quick measurements

→ 1 stopwatch

→ Paper towels

Please rate and tell me how I can improve!

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Thermal Energy Vocabulary PowerPoint

Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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