Duration (time distribution)
This Lesson will take place during an 75 minute block period (or span over the course of two to three 45 minute lessons)
5 minutes: Engagement Activity
Extraction of vocabulary from nutrition labels.
10 minutes: Discussion of Prior Knowledge
What students know about food as energy
10 minutes: Students design calorimeters (most efficient way to
measure energy of food)
20 minutes: Discussion of the calorimeters
Build a picture of a class calorimeter (using best ideas from all drawings)
Compare to the calorimeter that nutrition companies actually use to measure the number of Calories in a food sample.
15 minutes: Introduction (and sample questions) of the equation
q = mCpΔT
10 minutes: Introduction of the food eaten in Medieval Times.
5 minutes: Closure Activity
Total Length: 75 Minutes