Creating the Most Effective Solar Heater

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If changing one variable can improve a design, why not try changing more? Using the results from the previous activity, scholars decide on the variables that caused the most improvement in the effectiveness of the solar heater. They take this information and design a new solar heater, then test its effectiveness at heating water.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a presentation night where groups showcase their solar heaters to family and community members
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires data from the previous lesson
  • This is the last of three parts in the Experimenting with Solar Heaters unit
  • Provides a student worksheet
  • Includes a data table for learners to fill in
  • None
Common Core