ICE CUBE COOLER!
Engineers and geoscientists play an important part in protecting the public, including designing life-saving medical equipment. While we might use coolers to keep our water cold at a soccer game, they have lots of applications, including keeping medicine safe as it’s delivered to remote villages. Doctors without Borders use specially designed coolers to keep their vaccines at the right temperature until they can be given to patients.
Create a cooler that will keep an ice cube inside frozen longer than one outside of the cooler. This will demonstrate if your cooler is able to keep items cold.
Create a video showcasing the design and function of your cooler. Tell us about what obstacles you faced when you began building and how you improved your design and overcame these obstacles. This shows us your design thinking skills.
Upload this video to YouTube and email the link to email@example.com with the subject line: Ice Cube Cooler. In the email include the link to the video, as well as your name, age, and school.
You should use objects you can find around the house to create your cooler (some examples are below).
We recommend that you watch to see how long the ice cube outside of the cooler takes to melt, and when it’s melted, open up your cooler and see how big your ice cube still is.
You can use these or any other materials you find around your house to work with.
- Aluminum foil
- Wax Paper