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Investigation: Insulation

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Youngsters compare the heat-holding abilities of three different cans by insulating two with different materials and measuring the temperature change of hot water over a 20-minute period. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
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Pros
  • Lab sheet includes materials, procedures, a diagram, data tables, graphs, and concluding questions
  • A demonstration that can be applied to a practical situation, building insulation
  • Adaptable to middle school Next Generation Science Standards
Cons
  • Does not include a spot for writing down the scientific question or hypothesis; make sure to discuss these important parts of the inquiry with your class before experimenting
Common Core