This is an awesome lab to teach your students about thermal energy, energy transfer, physical changes, or conservation of matter! I have used it as a culminating activity, but it can work as a central phenomenon to introduce a unit about matter and energy.
This is a great material for hands-on, independent practice with vocabulary. Aligned to the Florida 5th grade Science standards for the Nature of Science but great for grades 3 through 6, or even higher. This versatile material resources is just one set within the full curriculum of science. Chec