Lesson 3 : Engineer

Time Required: 150 minutes
In The Engineer, students will:

Help the city of Particleville with a city wide problem such as excessive potholes or desperate demand for fresh water by designing a solution to save the city.

Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on qualitative molecular level models of solids, liquids, and gases to show that adding or removing thermal energy increases or decreases kinetic energy of the particles until a change of state occurs. Examples of models could include drawing and diagrams. Examples of particles could include molecules or inert atoms. Examples of pure substances could include water, carbon dioxide, and helium.]