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It has a mirror roof that reflects the light from the sun, and it has a ramp for the penguin to easily get in.On the inside, there is not a lot of room for the penguin to live, and the door is hard to get in. 1
Pro: Mirror is a good material to stop radiation.
Pro: There are multiple walls just in case the door fails, so the heat will hit the wall instead of the penguin.
Pro: The door is thick and will not let heat in.
Con: Door is hard to figure out, and is hard to push. Opening door pushes up the wall on the inside, so it may mess up the measurements and make the shelter less effective.
Con: The roof is not glued on, so the penguin can fall out. (It did.) Our roof was only PARTIALLY glued on. I know you can't do that to a mirror, but this group could have figured out a creative way to get their penguin in the shelter that isn't through the roof.
walls that block the airflow It falls apart very easily1
mirror radiation protection, functioning door and wall inside to block air flow, 4 wallsMirror not attached to roof, 1
large mirror, easy accessible door/shuts back down on itself, walls inside the cupnot connected to styrofoam cup, 1
The mirror well prevents radiation. The Styrofoam was moderate at preventing conduction.Thicker Styrofoam would slow down the speed of conduction and convection, warming up the shelter1
The stair way was a good idea but that was the only good thing about it.The top of the shelter is not glued ob at all and there was nothing in it.1
The door works well and the mirror on top prevent radiation.The roof isn't glued on and can easily come off.1
very creative and the design would make a great insulatorMirror wasn't taped to the shelter and the door isnt made for the penguins1
It has stilts that minimize the surface area touching the heat padThe door could have been much better2
It is elevated off the ground, has a good working doorOpen space around the door, no radiation protection2
styrofoam on topthe door2
The had used Styrofoam to keep the radiation out.The door can not stay shut it opens on its own2
stays off of the floor of the shelterDoor does not close3
They had a good roof and they had a good idea with the wood on the bottom. Also it's very pretty. They have a great and neat blueprint. There a lot of holes in it and their door is really thin.3
very artistic, stops conduction wellduck tape is not a very good insulator, hotter inside3
Functional door. Good materials used. Good slant. Thick wooden floor. Used hot clue. Many cracks and big holes in the intersection of walls and roof. Clay was starting to crack. 4
This shelter looks very sturdyThey put cotton balls on the roof, which is a bad idea. They also put in a ramp. 4
good walls, cool doorIt has a sloppy glue job,4
We liked how they used the wood and all of the objectsthey could have made it more sturdy.4

There are no holes or cracks to let heat in, it is sturdy, and the penguins can easily get into the shelter.
They used hot glue which melted and used a thin coot piece for there door which would have allowed heat in.5
They have a good door and walls inside blocking air flowNot great radiation protection, clay cracked allowing air in5
Little blocked corner for the penguin to go in. Semi insulated roof. Walls are supported on the inside and out. Walls were a little brittle. Door was short. Could've had better insulated floors.5
It is made out of woodThe door should of been more tick 5
They used clay as the walls which was a smart idea. The cotton balls and the cardboard worked really well. Also we like the drawing.The door isn't very good and there are cracks on the wall. Also the glue is coming off. 5
It stays withing the shelter limits for builing, it has good insulators, it is accessible to penguins(maybe), it has a :) on it, the person who write it has good handwriting, and it didn't have a 0% survival rate.It gave the penguins a very small chance to survive, some of the insulators are not the best type of insulators, and to the penguins it might be hard to figure out how to open or close the door.6
their roof was detachable only has one layer6
good doorroof is coming off, has some gaps, not good insolator6
We like how they used the canton balls and the little design on the sides.They could have glued it better.6
thick layers , colorful design, + 10cm floor falling off no door
Walls and floor are very thick.The floor is not attached to the shelter very well and there is no door. 7
The shelter is thick and is very soft.Also the shelter it radiation proof because of the ducktape.The door is just open don't close.7
Insolated well, door easily accessible. Floor isn't fully attached. 7
It worked, Holes7
It has a thick floor and wallsIt has no door and walls kind of melted and disconnected from floor8
dont really has prosits to heavy. penguin does not have room to fit in door, and is breaking apart, and there a lot of gaps and cracks in it to let the heat in 8
This group has a thick floor, and has some good ideas that could have worked.Door is wide open and not covered at all, they had very thin clay and 0% of survival.8
cool hut lost got only 0%8
used clay for wallsused foam for bottom8
Cool design, good thinking.Not well insolated at all, door open to heat. 8
Cool design, good thinking.Not well insolated at all, door open to heat. 8
Walls were very thick. Insulated walls and floor. Strong stable exterior. Walls started separating a bit from heat. The door wasn't very effective. Needed more insulation on the floor.9
nice door to get in and out of sturdy, nice clay a lot of air ways9
It had 47% survival rate, it stayed withing the measurements, it had good insulaators, it looks like it was costructed very well, and it stayed withinf the limits for buildingThe door is not very accessible, there is no ramp to get into the shelter, and the survival rate was not over 50% leaving the penguin with less than 50% chance to survive.10
Roof is held together by tape. The roof is like a taped, cotton ball, styrofoam sandwich. Functional felt door. Light weight shelter, very durable. Hot glue floor, melted. 11
Pro: The walls are a thick material, so it blocks convection well.
Pro: The roof, although thin, is devoid of holes for radiation to jump through.
Pro: They used their wall material as a roof in addition to the tape, so radiation can't jump THROUGH the tape like it does windows.
Con: Door is black, which absorbs heat instead of reflecting it. Putting a piece of white paper or a different color felt for the door would've been more effective.
Con: They could have been more thorough with the hot glue-ing, because it leaves holes in the glue by the floor and walls allowing easier conduction and convection.
Con: There is a whole between the floor where the door goes, leaving a big gap in the shelter.
Made of really good foamDoor stays open when pushed11
mirror(reflecting light)door is very thin/ open12
The shelter has two layers of protection on the outside (egg carton and duct tape) and has no holes are mirror that reflects light from lamps.The door has a cloth that is very thin which allows heat in and it gets stuck leaving a hole in the shelter. 12
Mirror to protect radiation, thick floor Big open door with space around it, bigger than the size requirement 12
They had a mirror at the top and there are cotton balls and egg cartons Their door is not very good. It is made of tissue paper and is very flimsy 12
It has a mirror to reflect the radiation. The door isn't the best and lets heat pass through12
Egg cartons were put to good useVery poor door and measurements are incorrect12
Their survival % was 59%. there is no cons12
Cotton balls were a good idea, and so were the egg cartonIt's too big, and the door was pathetic.12
Egg carton floor, reflective material on roofToo big12
Its very stable and well put togetherDoor can easily let air in12
This group used cardboard and Styrofoam to make their walls thick and strong.This group used duck tape which was not tested and they had no door which most likely effected the outcome of their penguins survival.13
good insulatorsno close able door13
They have a good door and have a good way of blocking heat out. The egg carton they used was really good for conduction.The doorway could have let heat in and it would be hard to take the penguin in and out. The are also some holes on the bottom where heat could get in.14
Its very insulated and has a productive door.The walls and floors are a little thin.15
It's sturdy, has no holes and has cardboard for the floor. They also used scotch tape instead of hot glue which is good because the glue melts. There is also cotton on the roof, floor and walls.The door doesn't function properly. There's not a lot of room inside.15
Thick walls with no holes, good door, insulation insideDoor weakly attached15
It is cool when you touch the shelter because of the material. The door is facing out of the shelter so the hat can get in.15
its nice and colorful nice way to enter the door is falling off15
Insolated very well with egg carton and cotton surrounding, pink paint to reflect radiation.Door floppy and not attached properly. 15
Nice use of paper machete, The door could have been a bit more closed than just a flap. 15
Cardboard materialHoles in the cardboard/ cracks in the walls16
That the shelter had 64.79% survival rate, it is neatly constructed, its has a door and a ramp for the penguin to get in, and it blocked conduction, convection, and radiation. The door world probably not have let the penguin get into the shelter.17
Really thick walls. No holes or gaps Rubber functional door. Polyisocyanurate helps reflect the light off from the roof. Big slant to prevent convection. Used a staple, which is a conductor. Used hot glue. 17
Pro: Walls are very, very, very thick which is a very effective way at stopping convection.
Pro: Blocks are glued together well, and aren't uneven in terns of glueing.
Pro: The door opens into a ramp, which is an easy way for a penguin to travel. It's not stairs, which is good.
Con: Door is black, which is a color that absorbs heat instead of reflecting it, like using something white or taping a white paper on top of it.
Con: Door does not naturally fit the door frame, allowing convection to happen.
Con: Some of the polyester is chipped or has holes in it, which isn't as effective as having full blocks.
completely overbuilt made of insanely thick wood floor, completely over the top foam with a reflective toponly one con... mine isn't as good as yours. Honestly this thing is amazing17
Thick layers, good door, used good insulators.inside is to small17
easy way to enter ,good thick insulators, door can't open17
Very Thick, Closed off, Little space for penguin to move, Used very strong insulators, Easy to access flap that insulates, Not a lot of space for penguin (Works either way) Steep ramp17
the shelter is thick so it can stop conduction and radiation and convection.Also they had made a ramp for the penguin to enter in .The door is not best mad their is lots of cracks on the side of the door for air to come threw.17
The layers and the neatness were really good The door doesn't close all the way 17
has a slide on the inside to get in and out of the shelterslide would be hard for a penguin to get up17
It looks nice from the outside and the wood was a good idea.Needed a better entrance.17
cool design they used duck tape18
They had a functional door and cardboard sides and floor. The roof was duct tape and an egg carton which did really well. Penguin would have a really hard time moving and pretty thin walls and ceiling .18
Good door, structurally sound double layered floor and wallsDoor in ceiling as well allowing air in and radiation a direct path into the shelter19
it less then 10 cm. somewhat colorfulit has two doors and its falling apart and poorly built19
Very accessible , within size limitVERY Open to heat, a few too many openings,19
Cardboard is good at stopping conduction. Styrofoam can further prevent conduction.Multiple doors and thin cardboard in some areas allowed convection to warm the shelter. There is nothing to prevent radiation. A bigger shelter with thicker material would help slow conduction and convection.19
The box was very isolated with cardboard and some Styrofoam. There is very big gaps in the shelter. 19
Insulated walls and semi insulated floor. A bunch of holes. Not very productive door. Not to good of floor.20
Styrofoam is really good as a wall to fight convection, 54% survival, hole in top of the house lets heat get in easily, cardboard will hurt penguin and does not let penguin get in easily20
cardboard was a good choice to keep heat outopen corners, open hole20
used foil over foambottom isn't good to keep heat out20
it was a good idea for the cork and the clay at the bottom There door had poor insulation 21
The tin foil well prevented radiation. The cork was a great at stopping conduction of the tin foil. The cork was a overall good insulator. The clay definitely helped prevent conduction.tin foil did not need to be added around the whole shelter. As a result conduction accelerated the speed of conduction and heat.21
Wine cork is a good insulatorTape door should have been stronger21
Pro: Mirrors were a good material to use for the roof and helped stop radiation.
Pro: This group used a thick floor so that conduction wouldn't be as much of a problem compared to having a thinner floor.
Con: One con is that the walls of this shelter are black, which absorbs instead of reflecting light/heat. If there was a lighter color clay or paper over the walls the shelter would have functioned better.
Con: The entrance doesn't cover the whole wall, so after the penguin walks in and the door falls back into place there will still be an open space for heat to travel in through convection.
Mirrors, cotton balls w/ tape for floor (we used)Magnets, Black clay may melt faster, felt like theyw ere piling things on22
very reflective, Foil, Very dark22
The mirrors and tin foil well protected the penguin from radiation. prevented the mirrors and tin foil from warming the shelter by using a good insulator.The tin foil was unnecessary and accelerated the speed of conduction. Magnets are a conductor and the use of them for the entrance accelerates the warming speed of the penguin.22
It had reflecting mirrorsEverything else was bad 22