Topic of your Task: A cookout
Time Frame: 2 days
Essential Question: How are insulation and conduction important when you're having a cookout?
SC Science Standards: 3.4.3: Explain how heat moves easily from one object to another through direct contact in some materials (called conductors) and not so easily through other materials (called insulators).
3.4.4: Identify sources of heat and exemplify ways that heat can be produced (including rubbing, burning and using electricity).
CCR Standards: Reading Anchor Standards 1 & 9, Writing Anchor Standards 1, 4, 6 & 8
Your task: Imagine that you and your mother/grandmother/some adult are going to have a cookout. You are going to have hamburgers, corn on the cob, and roast marshmallows for dessert. Think about what you will need in order to:
- Cook the hamburgers? (source of heat, utensil) Why?
- Turn the hamburgers without burning yourself? (correct implement) Why?
- Cook the corn? (source of heat, pot, aluminum foil, etc.) Why?
- Get the corn out of the pot (or wherever you cooked it)? (correct implement) Why?
- Cook the marshmallows? (source of heat and correct implement) Why?
- Now...you will write a short story about your cookout, telling what you cooked, how you cooked it (heat source), what implements you used to safely turn, cook, remove the food from the heat and why you chose those implements. There is a sample on the resource page.
1) Click on the insulators and conductors link here or on the resources page and read the four sections. As you read, take dash notes in your science notebook.
2) Watch the brain pop video about heat. Take dash notes as you read.
3) Organize your information using a web or some kind of graphic organizer in order to plan your response.
4) Write the response to the questions, remembering to use the facts from your dash notes as you write.
4) You will want to refer to your notes while doing this task. You can go back over the notes, the information, and the video, as often as you like.
Here's a link to the resources page for this performance task.