Lesson Plan

Atom's Family Science Mummy Insulation

Create an Insulated Pyimid
Cheryl R.
Media specialist/librarian
Barboursville Middle School
Barboursville, WV
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My Grades 6, 7, 8

Students will be able to.. Learn how insulation in products help stop different types of heat transfer... Conductive, Convection, and Radiation.

Grades 6
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1 Hook

Activity: Other — Watch the Video Interactive Site

This Website is designed to make elements of Science very funny and familiar with a pop culture of creepy Adam's Family characters to demonstrate. Watch the interactive website video from Miamisci.org this is posted on Edmondo

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Exploring

The students will explore with the teacher the first component of Mummy's Insulation. Teacher will demonstrate with pipes, and real insulation the basic concept. Students will use websites to discover many things from bottles, to homes such as igloos that are insulated.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Creating

Students will work in groups to build a primed after playing the game on Atom's family Science. They will take notes on the building process and post the instuctions of what they used and how it faired as insulation after using the thermonator to constantly check the before and after.  This could be just and web exporation where whe find and keep or find and disgard.  Keep an ongoing post in the room of what websites are worthy.

4 Independent Practice

Each student in the group will post on edmodo what they noticed in the changes with the pyimid after it was insulated.  They must use the observation notes they took on each groups results and post comments about each group. Did each pyimid have proper insulation throughout the experiments.  What products were used to make the pyimids warmer or cooler. 

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Presenting

Students will display the pyramids in the library with a single note card with the insulation information.