AMP-IT-UP 8th Grade Power Finance Challenge


Module Summary: AMP-IT-UP - Power Playoff

Students use linear systems of equations to explore the finances of funding and building a power plant using different insulation materials. They calculate the break-even point when the plant begins to earn a profit, and decide which insulation to use in construction.

For Teachers:

Annotated Teacher Edition - The teacher edition of the Whale Challenge curriculum that has been annotated with notes and tips for teachers.
Prep Guide - Instructions on how to implement the module. Includes information about the standards that the module addresses and how to incorporate the 5E learning model.
Materials List - List of all materials that are needed for the module. List includes the cost and vendors of the materials.
Supply Check List - Spreadsheet used to check that all materials needed for the module are present.
Power Point Presenation - Power Finance Challenge classroom presentation.

Activity 1 - Power Finance Challenge activity 1.


Activity 2 - Power Finance Challenge activity 2.


For Students:

Student Edition - The module curriculum booklet for students.
Student Pages Packet - The worksheets that students will need to complete the module.

Complete Set of Module Files:

Download a complete package of the module here


Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated To Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP)
is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award Number: 1238089)