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Thermal Insulator - Guide

You can find the 'Thermal Insulator Experiment' in the Interactivities section of the site.

Use the table below to see how this animation could be used in curriculum activities in the classroom.

Curriculum Area Possible Activities

Mathematics

Explore the rate at which the temperature drops.

  Literacy

Creative writing based on cold and warm. Acrostic poems linked with the cold of space.

Scientific report on the experiment

Science

Carry out the experiment for real in the classroom (NB Boiling water may be a health and safety issue for you. If so use ice instead)

ICT

Use monitoring tools such as heat sensors when running the experiment to log results.

General

Find out about fabrics used in everyday clothes like coats. Find out about the materials used and if there are any links with the space programme.