Materials List: Keep the Heat in!
Testing the Insulation Properties of Materials

Each group needs:

  • cardboard (used paper or delivery boxes work great)
  • scissors or box cutters
  • ruler
  • duct tape
  • three different household materials that could be used as insulation (students bring materials from home)
  • 60-100 W lightbulb
  • lightbulb base (available at hardware stores)
  • lamp cord (available at hardware stores)
  • 2 thermometers
  • 4 gallon-size Ziplock bags
  • Engineering Notebook – via access to a shared document (such as Google Docs)
  • Engineering Notebook Requirements and Rubric