Students ware engaged in various inquiries to build an understanding of wavelengths and energy transfer. They also incorporate geometry, problem solving, writing, early civilization influences, and technology skills. Teams of students create a stained glass window jar in order to discover which light wave is most efficient in reducing the effect of the classroom temperature. Teams use the engineering design process to help design and build prototypes of different windows. Students then use their knowledge to write a proposal to their school administration for creating a “stained glass effect” on the school’s windows.
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