Lesson Plan

What is the Best Insulator: Air, Styrofoam, Foil, or Cotton?

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Learners investigate the properties of insulators by attempting to keep a cup of water from freezing, and once it is frozen, to keep it from melting. They conduct the experiment, record and analyze the results, and answer discussion questions.

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3rd - 5th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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