Materials List: Insulation Materials Investigation

Each pair of students needs:

  • small glass laboratory beakersĀ (1 or 5 or more, depending on the chosen set-up)
  • ice cubes
  • stopwatch or a similar timing device
  • low-temperature hot plate
  • Insulation Materials Investigation Worksheet
  • blank paper and pencils

To share with the entire class:

  • assortment of materials to test as possible insulation materials, such as tissues, newspaper, cotton balls, Styrofoam, aluminum foil, cloth, shaving cream, petroleum jelly, snack foods (such as cheese curls), etc.