|Name of Activity||Insulating Materials|
|Keywords||ice, cup, insulation, insulating material, styrofoam, aluminum, cotton, properties|
|Grade Level||K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Time||2 Hours Total|
|Brief Description||Students will place ice into a small cup, surrounded by insulating material (Styrofoam from cup, aluminum foil, or cotton balls), surrounded by a larger cup. The cups will be placed in a baking pan, in which warm water will be poured into when every group is ready. The time it takes for the ice to completely melt will be recorded.|
|Lesson Objectives:||To learn about material use and properties.|
|Materials Needed:||Ice cubes
Four 3 oz. Plastic cups
Clear plastic cups
Warm water in a pitcher
Large book or magazine
|Preparation and Set Up:||Arrange students into groups of 2 – 3.
Distribute necessary materials.