The Perfect Introduction to Temperature and Conduction.
- Investigation includes teaching guides
- Students apply standard engineering design processes while applying economics
- Aligned with NGSS MS-PS3-3, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4
Students are presented with a defined set of materials and asked to design a spacesuit that can help maintain the body temperature of an astronaut in the extreme heat and cold of outer space. Water-filled “Space Worms” are used as test subjects that mimic the water composition of the adult human body. Students must create a budget and plan their testing rounds accordingly. Students collect data on internal temperature changes of the Space Worms and evaluate which suits work best given the economic constraints. This kit includes enough materials for 10 student groups.
Ordering information: Kit includes water-filled Space Worms, a variety of insulating materials, thermometers, and teacher’s guide.