Essential Questions: How does the structure and properties of materials affect their ability to absorb and transmit heat? How do we apply these understandings to maximize our ability to survive and thrive in the cold?
- Ask testable questions and make a hypothesis about heat transfer in relation to properties of materials, and use an inquiry approach to find an answer.
- Develop an experimental procedure to test your question with clearly identified independent and dependent variables, while controlling for the influence of other variables.
- Relate the atomic and molecular structure of substances to their physical properties, especially those of water.
- Be able to calculate heat by measuring its absorption by a sample of water
- Explain the different ways heat is transferred via conduction, convection, and radiation.
- Collect and present meaningful data from your experiment in graphical form.
- Interpret the significance of your experimentation for practical uses in staying warm and surviving the winter environment.
ROLES I PLAYED:
Because we had only two people in our group, I believe that we equally contributed to this project. I completed the Abstract, Controls, Results (Trends, Potential Sources of Error), and Discussion. Mia completed Introduction (Material Concepts), Question/Hypothesis, Methods and Materials, Design Set-Up, Bibliography, and the pictures. We both brought the materials for our experiment and had equal parts in completing that experiment.
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