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Is light related to insulation? An informative hands-on STEM activity demonstrates how light affects temperature. First, the class investigates how light passes through different mediums and how that relates to temperature. Then, scholars take a real-world problem and brainstorm, design, and build solutions to provide insulation from the heat light produces. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have peers test and use their classmates' products and write both positive and negative reviews
  • Extend learning by having the class brainstorm other ways to use their designed products
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires materials typical classrooms may not contain
Pros
  • Incorporates STEM engineering design practices 
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies
  • Motivates learners by solving a real-world problem
Cons
  • None