Heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation.
Ice Preservers – An engaging, discovery science activity.
This is my store’s first foray into science (I taught 7th grade science for seven years).
Your students will absolutely LOVE this lab activity, covering
thermal dynamics: heat transfer, thermal equilibrium, conduction, convection, and radiation, etc.
They will engineer an “ice-preserving” chamber (small thermos) out of insulating materials of their choice, all in an effort to prolong the life of an ice cube. Challenging and FUN!!!
Included in this lab activity:
Engaging and interactive, 17-slide presentation covering:
Examples of thermal equilibrium, conduction, convection, and radiation
Table of Contents
Teacher Activity Guide
Conduction Demo with Discussion
Data Recording and Lab Instruction Sheet
Suggested Grading Rubrics
This is a GREAT partner activity, and shouldn’t cost a dime as students provide their own supplies.
See Table of Contents in the Preview for a list of some possible thermos-building materials that students can donate.
*PowerPoint may not be compatible with some Mac software.
If you like this activity, you may also like:
Measuring Tall Objects using Shadow Math (Outdoor Discovery Activity)
The Quest for Pi - (Hands-On, Discovery Activity)
Have fun and thank you!
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