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ERIC Number: ED480788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
What is the Best Insulator: Air, Styrofoam, Foil, or Cotton? Grades 3-5.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
Contrary to what many students think, heat flows from hot to cold. Working in groups of 3-4, students investigate the properties of insulators in attempts to keep a cup of water from freezing and, once it is frozen, to keep it from melting. This activity requires a 4.5-hour time period for completion. (Author/SOE)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in series, see SE 068 011-041.