Each Unit in this Theme can be told as a sotry in three chapters. Each chapter asks a question which is addressed in the corresponding lesson. Click on the lessons below to find an overview and downloadable version of the lesson.
|How can we study Mercury?||Are there any problems we might face?||Are there ways to solve these problems?||Design Challenges|
|Pre-K-4||Sensing Energy||Cooler in the Shadows||Design Challenge: What will keep my lunchbox cool?|
|Design Challenge: Keep it Cool! How do you keep thing from getting too hot?|
|5-8||Herschel Experiment||Snow Goggles||My Angle on Cooling. Effects of Distance and Inclination||Design Challenge: How to keep gelatin from melting|
|9-12||Star Power! Discovering the Power of Sunlight||Dangers of Radiation Exposure||Cooling with Sunshades||Design Challenge: How to keep items cool in boiling water|
|How do you design/build a spacecraft to go to another planet?||How do you get there?||What do you do when you get there?|