Related NGSS Standards
HS-PE-PS3-4: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (second law of thermodynamics).
HS-PE-ETS1-2: Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
Students will be able to (SWBAT) understand and discuss the first law of thermodynamics
SWBAT read nutrition labels and accurately calculate the amount of kilocalories in a food sample
SWBAT apply conservation of energy equations to calculate the amount of exercise required to burn a specific amount of kilocalories
SWBAT work collaboratively with classmates to generate and collect data
SWBAT calculate the thermal diffusion constant of food sample given collected data
SWBAT think critically to identify limitations of an experiment or activity