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Science in Action!

Our Grade 8 Students continue to put their learning into action.  Read below for some great updates about what has been happening in class!

Grade 8 students have built and tested their Mars Thermos prototypes to get 500 mL of 190 degrees Fahrenheit water to Mars to rescue a stranded astronaut.  Students used knowledge on heat transfer, conductors, and insulators to attempt to accomplish this goal.  Some of the constraints the students were working against were time, money, and materials.  With NASA waiting eagerly for the prototypes, students built-tested, rebuilt-retested, and even tried a third time.  Students collected qualitative data using a thermal imaging camera to see where heat was being lost and changes needed to be made.  Were they able to rescue the astronaut?  Be sure to ask a Grade 8 student!