Starter. Starter activity sheet – Keeping Warm. Children look at pictures of items that keep/don’t keep us warm. Sort into 2 piles. Introduce project for HOT WATER BOTTLES R US.
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Our company has suffered terrible financial losses due to faulty hot water bottle
covers not working. Customers have been returning products and demanding
full refunds. If this continues, the company will have no choice but to shut down.
We desperately need your help!
Your task is to design an amazing, themed hot water bottle that will sell and keep
the customers warm and happy. The product must relate to your target market so
decide who your customers will be and consider what your design will look like
and how your hot water bottle will keep your customers warm and happy.
Selection of suitable and unsuitable materials/fabrics that could be used to cover a hot water bottle. Try out in pairs/fours and record their results on a tick sheet/table.
Ask them why it keeps us warm?
Thicker fabric/type of material
Does the thickness/type of fabric make a difference?Hot Water
At this point give each pupil a post-it note
Ask them to write on their post- it what they think each material will do? Predict which material will keep water warm the longest (differentiation possibility)
Get them to stick their post- its up around the room
Tell them they are going to put out four cups containing the same amount of warm water. Reinforce fair testing by talking about temperature of water, size of cups/material, amount of water, amount of fabric/layers, etc.
Ask them what they think about layers of fabric/amount used.
thinnerKeeping water warmPlanning/Discussion
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Keeping water warmPlanning/Discussion