How do cups made from materials with air in them minimize energy transfer?
- Do Now– Get out your ISN and open to your Model Tracker (ISN pages 28-32). Turn to the person who sits next to you and discuss the question: Why does the new cup work better than the regular cup?
- Science Friday– Discovering the Past Through Dino Poop
- Driving Question Board (DQB)– What questions can we answer now? What are we still wondering about? We figured out that air does not do a good job transferring energy into the drink, but the drink inside the new cup eventually gets warm. Is there another way to transfer energy that can help us explain how the drink is warming up?
- Assessment– Use the class consensus model and ideas from the Model Tracker to draw a new model and write an explanation that answers the question: Why does the new cup work better than the regular cup?