This lab was designed for Environmental Science and can be used in a middle or high school classroom. This could be used as a whole class lab investigation or done in small groups, as in using this at a science center as students rotate through different activities.
The background information/description of the lab students receive is located below.
Shazam! You have just been hired by the EnvIronMan Company to investigate how cold temperatures affect your skin. It is your job to determine the best way to protect yourself from cold temperatures. You will be working with latex gloves and petroleum jelly in this lab. One finger will be just covered in a glove, but one finger will have two gloves and petroleum jelly in the middle of those two gloves.