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Build a Thermos
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This lesson is designed to be used within the heat transfer unit as an engineering design project.

My goal is to teach students:

The difference in heat conductivity of different materials.
Engage students in thinking about the principles of engineering (designing to meet criteria determined by the desired result).

Total class time:

170 minutes (2 class blocks, 1 period for demo, in-class design, 1 period for student-requested informational experiments).

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
heather mahon (berk)
Date Added:
12/06/2018
Building Bridges
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Students will learn about the different types of bridges and how they work.  The lesson also includes a maker component where the students build a bridge. 

Subject:
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Graphic Arts
Communication
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lynn Ann Wiscount
Vince Mariner
Erin Halovanic
Date Added:
07/14/2020
Solar Cookers
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In this project students will research and then build a basic solar cooker shell made out of cardboard. Then they will run a variety of materials through experiments. Data from the experiments will be used to determine which materials should be added to the solar cooker shell to improve its ability to heat up food.

This project was created as a collaboration between a science and an engineering/woodshop class. The engineering class researched and build the basic solar cooker cardboard shells. The science class tested additional materials to add to the shells to improve the solar cookers. Then the engineering class, following the directions from reports created by the science class, added the materials to the solar cooker shells to create the final products.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Provider:
Lane County STEM Hub
Provider Set:
Content in Context SuperLessons
Date Added:
06/20/2016