Grade 6 Mosaic

Mrs. Dayton's Class

Thermal Energy Research and Labs

This week we are beginning to get into our next inquiry in science. We are going to be investigating thermal conductors and insulators. What is the difference between a thermal conductor and a thermal insulator? What materials make for the best insulators and conductors? Why? How is thermal energy utilized throughout the world? How are scientists studying the expansion of thermal energy usage? What challenges do we face when relying on thermal energy? How can people and our environment possibly benefit from thermal or solar energy? These are just some of the questions that students may develop as we pursue this topic.

We will also be reading news articles such as the one below to inform our research.

Important Dates

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