Reflection: Complex Tasks Heat Transfer in Architecture: Convection - Section 3: Conduct the Investigation


This investigation is not an easy one for students to design on their own. A standard strategy I use is Design the Investigation. In this strategy I show students the equipment and ask, "What do you want to design?"

In this investigation I have to help the students as they begin to get close to the correct answer. For example, the students will say, "Test the heat." I have to ask how. They say, "A thermometer." I say, "What are we testing?"


"Are we testing the thermometer?" 

This experiment requires lots of questioning to draw the students to the problem we want to solve. It is important I go through this step because students are learning how to think like a scientist, continually asking questions, determining HOW to measure phenomenon. 

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  Complex Tasks: Investigation Design
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Heat Transfer in Architecture: Convection

Unit 6: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Lesson 6 of 10

Objective: SWBAT test a geo thermal heating systems and describe how convection as a heat transfer has an impact on home heating.

Big Idea: How do the designers of geo thermal heating use the science concept of heat transfer to design eco-friendly building systems? Students complete an investigation as they explore geo thermal convection systems.

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