Here is an activity we like that aligns nicely with the Next Generation Science Standards. We will add activities regularly; the newest will be at the top of this page.
Grade Level: Middle or High School
Subject: Engineering, Physics, Physical Science, or Environmental Science
Use a light bulb heater to imitate a real furnace and a temperature sensor to monitor and regulate the internal temperature of the house. Use a bright bulb in a gooseneck lamp to model sunlight at different times of the year, and test the effectiveness of windows for passive solar heating.
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