OFFERED: Session I & Session II - CANCELLED

FEE: $75 + $5 instructional materials fee

CLASS MATERIALS LIST: Contact instructor Amanda_shere@cuesta.edu with questions

  • 2 thermometers (Instant read thermometers or oven thermometers are best) 
  • 2 small- medium size cardboard boxes- plus extra cardboard on hand 
  • Black construction Paper- 2-3 sheets 
  • Plastic wrap 
  • Aluminum foil 
  • Tape- clear, masking, duct 
  • Insulating materials- cotton, newspaper, cloth, foam etc… (save stuff that would go in the recycle bins) 
  • 1 tile-or similar ceramic object 
  • 1 white trash bag 
  • 1 black trash bag 
  • 2 rubber bands 
  • String 
  • Large bowl 
  • Rubber band big enough to fit around large bowl 
  • Small bowl 
  • Red and Blue Food Coloring 
  • 1 Marble (or small object similar weight to a marble) 
  • Rectangular clear plastic bin 
  • 5 cups the same size (1 should be paper or foam to hold hot water) 
  • Hot Water 
  • Ice Cubes 
  • 16 oz or larger cup 
  • Plastic straw 
  • 1 Coffee stir straw or wooden skewer 
  • 1 box of paper clips 

TIME: 11:30am - 12:20pm

LOCATION: Online

MODE OF DELIVERY: Live Remote Instruction using Zoom and Google Classroom

  • REQUIRED: Gmail account

INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Shere works for the Cuesta Sustainability Resource Center as the Sustainability Education Specialist. Her position involves coordinating a library of science kits, assisting teachers in the classroom, teaching lessons for an afterschool program, and curriculum planning.  Amanda has 6 years of experience and a passion for teaching energy science.