What are the properties of a passive solar hot water heater that make it most effective?
People have been interested in the moon since they first realized it existed and, with the Apollo mission, NASA was able to send humans there. In discussions about the possibility of going back to the moon, questions about living there arise. What would people need to survive the moon's harsh environment? During this engineering design challenge, students will work to build a passive solar hot water heater that could help humans survive the harsh temperatures on the moon. This activity gives students the opportunity to tackle this real-world problem by following the eight steps of the engineering design process to create, test and redesign their water heaters.
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