# How much energy do you save by doubling insulation?

#### Summary

Students will be provided the governing equation for steady state heat transfer across a surface. They will use that equation to explore the effect of changing the insulation value on the amount of energy used.

## Learning Goals

Engages students in civil discourse/ communications that lead to more effective decisions

Promote creative visioning around sustainable futures

## Context for Use

Appropriate for learning about how adding insulation can reduce the energy requirements. Additionally, this activity is suitable for learning to manipulate algebraic equations and fractions.

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