Thermal Insulators Lab Experiment NGSS MS-PS3-3

Thermal Insulators Lab Experiment NGSS MS-PS3-3
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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.
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
1 hour
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