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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

It's Melting!

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Summary
In this activity, students will observe how ice melts on wood and metal blocks, and they will draw conclusions about how heat conducts through different materials.
Overview
Topic:Heat transfer
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of the thermal conductivity of different substances
  • An exploration of heat and phase changes
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of how heat is conducted through different materials, and they will explore how materials can be modified to alter their conductive properties.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 3 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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