Keeping Warm in the Cold

Bundle up to stay warm! A fun-filled investigation opens with a group discussion about heat loss and using materials to prevent it. Young scientists then view an animation about thermometers and the Celsius scale and practice reading thermometers before working collaboratively with different materials to design a coat that effectively reduces heat loss. They wrap up with a final video that summarizes how coats trap heat.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members complete a Round Robin chart
  • Implement checks for understanding such as Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires advanced prep and material collection 
  • Installment five in a six-part series 
Pros
  • Builds proficiency with basic lab instruments
  • Includes information to extend the learning
Cons
  • None
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