Monday, 12/17/18- B Day

Lesson Question

How can we slow energy transfer into a cup?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your ISN and your Part 4 Design Tracker handout.
  2. Revised Cup Design– Revise your cup design & document the latest status of your design in Part 4 Section D. Represent your design by drawing a picture/diagram and using words to explain how your design minimizes energy transfer. Be prepared to justify your designs in Scientists’ Circle using your understanding of the science and the data that you collected. Explain how your cup is designed to keep a drink cold.
  3. Scientists’ Circle– Bring your Part 4 handout, your ISN, & your cup. The goal of our discussion is to share ideas and receive feedback. Were anyone’s findings surprising to you?  Why were they surprising? How will you incorporate feedback from your peers into your design? What new ideas did you hear that you might want to incorporate into your designs?

Home Learning:

  • Complete Part 5: Sharing Revised Designs
  • ISN’s are due this week!

Thursday, 12/13/18- B Day- Block Schedule Periods 2, 4, 6, & 8

Lesson Question

How can we slow energy transfer into a cup?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Open your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Cup Testing” p.36 (Left Side). Head p.36 properly with “Cup Testing- 12/13/18.″
  2. Cup Building & Testing– Remember your goal of the design challenge & the design criteria/constraints. You have this one period to build your cup and test your design. You can make changes to your design after doing some testing because something isn’t working or you have a better idea. You can also use smaller amounts of water (250mL) in your tests. You should document the data that you are collecting on ISN p.36 in a data table. Use Section B Testing Design on the handout to record any changes to your design and use Section C to explain existing design components that you chose to keep. Finally, complete a revised cup design by drawing in the blank Section D and writing comments.

Home Learning

  • Self Reflection for ISN- Heat-Thermal Energy Unit (MP2) due tomorrow, 12/14
  • ISN’s due next week!