Tuesday, 10/16/18- A Day


Why is the new cup better than the regular cup?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Initial Design” p.22 (Left Side) and “Related Phenomena” p.23 (Right Side). Head p.22 properly with “Cold Cup Challenge- Initial Design-10/16/18.″ Head p.23 with “Related Phenomena-10/16/18.”
  2. Model Tracker– This is where we will keep track of the important ideas we come to agreement on in our investigations. Draw the Model Tracker on ISN pages 18-21. What ideas did we agree upon in our model? Let’s write these ideas in the first row. Let’s use evidence from our observations and the data to support our ideas and draw a quick picture to represent them.
  3. Brainstorm Related Phenomena– Check in on HW in Google Classroom- Think about examples of other objects that do a good job keeping things cold or warm. Maybe if we look at other objects that do this really well, we can figure out what’s happening with the cups that makes one work better than the other. Set up a T-chart on ISN p.23 to record objects (“What is it?) and explanations (“Why/how does it work?”). Work with your partner to complete the chart. Share one object per pair. What is the object made of? Why do you think it worked so well?
  4. Cold Cup Challenge Introduction & Initial Design– Your goal is to design a cup that will keep a drink cold. What materials do you want to use? Why will those work? Are there design features you want to include? Turn & talk to share ideas for materials & design. Use ISN p.22 to draw an initial design model.