Insulators

On Wednesday of Science Week, we looked at insulators and how we could design clothes to keep us warm in the Polar Regions. 

We carried out an investigation to see which material was the best insulator. 

Each group chose a different material and wrapped a cup up in it. We made sure it was a fair test by only using 1 layer of the material.  We then put hot water into each cup and put on a lid. 

We took the temperatures of the water every 10 minutes for an hour to find out which one kept the water the hottest and so was the best insulator. 

Can you remember what we found out? Comment to let us know which was the best and worst insulator in your class. 

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Comments (5)

  1. Theo

The best insulator was felt and the worst was newspaper. Theo

 
  1. Daniel

I love science. I really liked the blubber glove because it kept our hands warm.

 
  1. Jennifer

I loved when Sarah talked to us about the Polar ice caps and the experiments of how ice melts. It was really fun. Kilian

 
  1. Emma White

What a wonderful week Y2 have had! FW had a fantastic time (she loves science) and has been so enthused by the activities this week that she has come home to do more science! Thanks for generating excitement and interest!

 
  1. Craig

Isobel enjoyed the hot water activity and using the thermometers to see which was the best insulator.

 
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