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Y5 Insulators and Conductors – Investigating Ice Cubes

Pupils investigate a range of surfaces on which an ice cube is placed to see if it affects the rate at which it melts?

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal) and response to magnets
  • NaG - pupils should build a more systematic understanding of materials by exploring and comparing the properties of a broad range of materials
  • WS - pupils might work scientifically by: carrying out tests to answer questions, for example, ‘Which materials would be the most effective for making a warm jacket, for wrapping ice cream to stop it melting, or for making blackout curtains?’

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