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Keep Cool
Examples of Student Work
Contributed by: Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO/SCASS)

(Q1) styrofoam, paper or metal is chosen AND an explanation given for the choice.
(Q2) student describes if temperature changed or remained the same.
(Q3) styrofoam cup OR paper or metal if these answers are based on the results of the experiment.
(Q3) styrofoam cup chosen

(Q1, Q2, or Q3) explanation why styrofoam will work the best.

Here are examples for each score point ranging from 0 up to 4.

Question 1, Question 2 and Question 3: Event Score = 0

  1. Which container do you think will keep the water coldest for fifteen minutes? Why do you think so?

  2. Describe what happened to the water temperature in all three containers. Did the temperature change? If so, describe the change.

  3. Suppose you are going on a picnic and will be serving soft drinks in cups. What kind of cup would you use to keep the drinks cold? Explain why you would choose that kind of cup?

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