Unit 7.3: “Cooling Hot Dogs”: Moving Thermal Energy (Please note: This unit number was previously 7.4.)
Students conduct investigations and develop evidence-based models of molecular systems as part of contrasting “heat” with temperature and explaining how thermal energy moves spontaneously from areas of high to low temperature. The system models are used in combination with engineering practices to design, test, and improve a physical model of a “pet crate” that will keep a dog cool during hot summer days.
Unit Challenge Question:
How can scientific principles be used to design, construct, and test a device to keep a dog crate from overheating during hot days?
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