Your students’ learning will start to heat up with this lesson, literally! Students are engaged in this inquiry adventure and get to further their knowledge of materials and their properties. In this lesson students will learn about thermal conductors and how well certain materials conduct heat. Students will practice essential science skills such as predicting, recording, observing and conducting an experiment.
This experiment is perfect as a precursor to our Physical Science Engineer & Design Challenge Here:
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This lesson fulfills 2nd Grade NGSS Standards:
2-PS1-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
2-PS1-2.- Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
Step-by-Step Lesson plan & prep instructions
Conductor, Insulator & Temperature Vocabulary Posters
Test Prediction and Recording Sheet
Hot Cocoa Cup Experiment Challenge Worksheet
Discussion Questions to engage students in reflecting
Insulator and Conductor Exit Ticket