Resource 6: Planning resource for students
Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils
How can we keep water cool as long as possible?
A cold drink straight from a fridge or chiller can be very refreshing, but it won’t stay cold for long!
Work with your partner to design a way of keeping water cold in a hot climate. You will need to make and test your design, then present a report explaining how it works. Your report should include technical terms associated with heat transfer.
The writing frame below may help you. Structure your report by answering the questions:
Introduction and plan
|What are you trying to find out?
|What features do you think will be important? Explain how they could help. Include labelled diagrams of the designs you plan to test.
|Describe how you will test your designs to find out which one is best. How will you make this a fair test? What measurements will you take?
Results and evaluation
|Present your results in a table and using appropriate graphs or charts.
|What do the results suggest? Why do you think this design worked the best?