In this activity, children will think about which materials are good insulators by measuring the temperature of model ‘mice’ wrapped in different materials.

In the box:

  • Digital thermometers
  • 6 sets of 5 pots wrapped with: bubble wrap, foil, newspaper, felt, nothing 
  • Big jug 
  • Display board with test tubes wrapped in different materials 
  • Tissue/blue roll
  • Folder containing:
    • Story
    • Plan
    • Worksheet
    • Passports
    • Stickers
    • ASP risk assessment
    • Take-home sheet

Not provided: source of hot water

Digital copies of the activity plan and worksheets created by ASP can be found here.

(This photo does not show the full quantity of the equipment in the box.)