Our astronaut William Anders must keep warm
when he is in space. NASA spent a long time designing and making materials that
would keep heat in and stop astronauts getting cold. A material that does not
let heat pass through easily is called a THERMAL INSULATOR. Click on the button
below to try an online experiment with thermal insulators. When you have looked
at it, think about how you could set up the same experiment in your classroom.
Scroll down the page for more ideas to help you
When you have looked at
the experiment try the following things in your classroom.
Try the experiment for real using different
Vary the times allowed for cooling. Graph
the results. What do you notice?
What other experiments could you design to
investigate thermal insulators.
Can you design an experiment to measure
keeping things cool?