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ERIC Number: EJ904771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Save the Penguins: Teaching the Science of Heat Transfer through Engineering Design
Schnittka, Christine; Bell, Randy; Richards, Larry
Science Scope, v34 n3 p82-89, 91 Nov 2010
Engineers, scientists, and environmental groups around the globe are hard at work finding solutions to mitigate or halt global warming. One major goal of the curriculum described here, Save the Penguins, is to help students recognize that what we do at home can affect how penguins fare in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition, students learn how engineers are addressing global warming by designing energy-efficient materials. Further, they learn the science of heat transfer, design experiments to test materials, and then assume the role of engineer to design, create, and test their own energy-efficient dwellings. (Contains 3 online resources and 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A