A science experiment which explores the change of state from solid to liquid.
This teaching resource should be used in conjunction with the Let’s Experiment! – How Long Will It Take to Melt? video. This video provides a complete demonstration of the experiment.
For safety reasons, students should not attempt this experiment themselves.
Adding heat to a substance increases its temperature. If the temperature of a substance is increased enough, this can lead to a change of state. Solids can be changed into liquids by adding heat. But do all solids take the same amount of time to melt? Let’s investigate!
This Chemical Sciences experiment allows students to investigate whether solids take the same time to melt when the same amount of heat is added.
Students follow the scientific method to make predictions, record and interpret data, and draw conclusions.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
The principal focus of science teaching in lower key stage 2 is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. They should do this through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena an...
- States of matter
- Working scientifically
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