Today we were FINALLY able to test our shade structures! The temperature was cooler but the sun was still shining. The students discussed the best position for their shade structures and determined how to put their freezepops in the shade. We put one freezepop directly in the sun so we could compare it to the others. While waiting for the freezepops to start melting, the students shared design details and predictions with the rest of the class. They appeared confident to share and excited to see what the results would be!
They also participated in a discussion about how they would modify their shade structures to be even more effective and what we can learn from this experiment. I was impressed with their ability to make applications such as "Wearing darker colors on a sunny day can make you warmer," and "It's better to wear lighter colors when it's hot."
|Ms. DiMarzo helped demonstrate how much freezepop was protected. |
The structure that protected the purple freeze pop was most effective!