Reflection: Shared Expectations Heat Transfer in Architecture: Conduction - Section 3: Conduct the Investigation


In this investigation there are lots of data points to be recorded. I assign one child to each utensil and ask them to call out the utensil and the temperature. The timer calls out the time and the recorder has the unenviable job of recording three different points of data every 15 seconds! To help the recorder I ask the students to say the utensil and the temperature after the timer calls out the time. It sounds like this: 

"Timer: 90 seconds"

"Wood: 24 degrees"

"Metal: 28 degrees"

"Glass: 20 degrees"

Students must use the ordered list of the utensils on the data table to make it easier for the recorder to write the data. When I structure the recording, I use this procedures to prevent confusion because there is too much going on in the investigation. 

  Too Much Data!
  Shared Expectations: Too Much Data!
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Heat Transfer in Architecture: Conduction

Unit 6: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT determine test wood, metal, and glass to determine the material that prevents and promotes heat transfer through conduction.

Big Idea: How can conduction help designers and engineers build eco-friendly homes? Tire of the same old Heat Transfer Lessons? Use this lesson for a real life case of how an architect uses conduction to determine eco-friendly materials.

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