Q: Explain the problem you were trying to solve
A: I was trying to solve the problem of mugs cooling down too quickly, and so I was trying to make a cup insulator
Q: Explain your process for solving this problem (write about how you used the engineering and design process)
A: So first, I sketched and gathered ideas in my notebook. Then, I gathered the materials and started making my prototype. After I made my prototype, I began to add and revise it. Finally, I sort of finalized my work and tested it and did the reflection
Q: CER–To practice writing a CER, I want you to make one regarding the Cup Insulator
C– Make a CLAIM which is a statement of truth that you learned from your data
–Having a nice cover for the top of your mug really helps a lot
E– Provide EVIDENCE to back up that CLAIM. Go back to your data and gather two pieces of EVIDENCE to support the CLAIM.
–When I readjusted the lid during the test, the temperature, which was dropping like a stone in water, shot back up again, and the second piece of evidence is in real life; when you have a lid on top of your drink, then it cools down significantly slower than a drink without a lid
R– Write a scientific REASONING for why your CLAIM happened
–I think it was because the lid helps keep the heat trapped inside the mug, and all the steam just circulates around the empty space above the hot water, making it a little bit hotter
Respond to at least 2 of the following to complete your blog
- what are you proud of?
- What would you do differently?
- What was the hardest thing about this project?
- What are some limitations your group experienced in this design challenge?
1: I am really proud of how I made such a great design in such a short period of time
4: The limitations I experienced was the time because if I had more time, I would’ve made my design better-looking