Category: Survival Master
Students will know that:
Since heat is transferred from a hot temperature (Th) to a cold temperature (Tc) through a flat surface, reducing the amount of surface area reduces heat transfer.
To demonstrate their understanding, students will:
- Given objects with different surface areas (everything else being equal) the student will analyze how surface area affects conductive heat flow.
Student Guide (traditional curriculum) pdf
"In the Labyrinth of Heat Surface Area Lock Challenge your must unlock all elevators and makie your way to the catapult, which will lead you to the exit, before you freeze in the dropping temperatures. Determine the surface areas of the shape keys to determine the rate at which they dissipate heat. This will tell you the order in which you will need to unlock the elevators."
The player enters the control room and receives instructions from the Heat Trainer. The Surface Area Lock challenge requires the player to calculate the surface of a sphere, cube, square-based pyramid, and a cylinder to use these shapes as "keys" to unlock a series of elevators that are used to descend a silo that leads to a capapult that used to access the exit. The shape keys have an internal temperature that drops according to the surface area of that shape, the locks require a minimum heatis level to activate, so the player must use them in the correct order so that the keys have retained sufficient heat to unlock the elevator. The player earns energy by collecting 'joules' that are found throughout the level. The player uses the catapult to get across another pit of solvent, where there are additional joules to be collected along the way to the exit. The catapult shoots the player to one of three terraces on the far side, depending upon how many errors the player made in calculating the shape key surface area.