Explore the concept of evaporative cooling through a hands-on experiment. Use a wet cloth and fan to model an air-conditioner and use temperature and relative humidity sensors to collect data. Then digitally plot the data using graphs in the activity. In an optional extension, make your own modifications to improve the cooler's efficiency.


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CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ? 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.

CCSS.Math.Content.7.RP.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas and other quantities measured in like or different units.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5a: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Reporting the number of observations.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5b: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.SP.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-IC.B.6: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Evaluate reports based on data.
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