8G – Middle School Science – Performance Assessment

During this performance assessment, our scientists became chemical engineers. Their challenge was to design heating pads for people with lower back pain and sensitive skin. After developing their own experimental procedures, our scientists applied their knowledge of thermal energy and heat transfer to test a variety of materials. Using the data collected, they then calculated the specific heat capacity of each material to determine the one best-suited for the job.

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