A science experiment which investigates which material is the best insulator of heat.
Heat passes through some materials easily. These materials are called ‘thermal conductors’. Heat does not pass through other materials as easily. These materials are called ‘thermal insulators’. Thermal insulators are good at keeping hot things hot and cold things cold.
This Physical Sciences experiment allows students to investigate if bubble wrap, paper towel or tin foil is the best insulator of heat.
Students follow the scientific method to conduct the experiment, then complete the worksheets provided.
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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
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