In these lessons (originally designed as a part of a larger four week unit on Energy Efficiency), students explore heat transfer and earth’s climatic change impacts over time through experimentation, data collection, discussion, research and analysis. The lessons are written for five eighty-five minute class periods in an integrated math and science course as a series of culminating activities and as an assessment of a student’s ability to engage in informational research, real-world data analysis, and communication of data significance. Therefore, you will find standards listed below for both math and science. However, if desired, a primary focus in either math or science content could be taken with only minor modifications. In their original context, these lessons were followed by a week of students writing an informational research paper regarding energy efficiency. Students received help from their English teacher about how to write an informational research paper.
Author: Allen Nice-Webb