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Report, Discuss, and Reflect

Due by Wednesday in the Discussion Forum

Post the report from your investigation.

  • Add your temperature vs. time graph to your post as an attachment. Your data may raise new insights or questions for your group to discuss.

  • Post your report as early as you can (by Wednesday at the latest); the earlier the reports, the more time for a rich discussions.

Due by Saturday in the Discussion Forum

Read and respond to your colleagues’ posts.

The discussion question asks you to synthesize all the pieces of your science investigation. Your responses to the question and to one another should draw upon and reference your work in this session.

Reflect on this week's work

After the discussion wraps up, look back at this week's goals, read What's the Big Idea?, and reflect on your work this week.

What's the Big Idea?

There is a net energy flow from hotter objects to colder objects - the greater the difference in temperature between the objects the faster the rate of flow of energy.

This idea helps you understand a wide range of phenomena, from coffee cooling to how a refrigerator works. See if you can use this idea to think about other phenomena.

Questions for Reflection

  • What do you think is the most important thing you learned from this week's activities?

  • What surprised you? Why?

  • What questions are you left with?