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This cool lesson plan is ideal for elementary engineers or physical scientists, especially when learning about heat transfer and insulation. After reading a page of background information, engineering teams collaborate to design and build a container that will keep cold water form warming. They select materials for, construct, and test their design over an hour's time by measuring water temperature changes with a thermometer.
- Ideal for meeting Next Generation Science Standards in elementary level engineering and middle school physical science
- Inspires teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
- Includes optional writing activities and suggestions for time adaptations