NGSS Aligned Resources for MS-PS3-3.
Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
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Racing with the Sun: Creating a Solar Car
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
As the cost of oil continues to rise and the environmental impacts of emissions become more widespread, the demand for alternative energy sources for cars is huge. In an engaging and challenging week-long lesson, your upper-elementary or...
Save the Penguins: An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Heat things up in your physical science class with this interactive lesson series on thermodynamics. Through a series of class demonstrations and experiments, young scientists learn how heat is transferred through conduction, convention,...
Design Challenge: How to Keep Gelatin from Melting
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The inside of the spacecraft Messenger, which explores Mercury, will experience temperatures from 32 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit. In the final installment of a series of four space-related activities, groups spend time discussing and...
PS3B - Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
8 mins 4th - 12th
Fan the flames of inspiration by teaching energy conservation! The video's narrator explains the core ideas of PS3B, Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer. Discover what pupils throughout the grade levels should know about energy...
ETS1A - Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem
8 mins K - 12th
Explore the meaning of an engineering problem-solving process. By defining specific world problems, the narrator emphasizes the importance of engineering in our world. He outlines the engineering process and connects the information to a...