Duration: 30 minutes
Notes / Activity
Using identical blocks to melt the ice, see which melts the ice faster
Demo Experiment activity or Group activity:
Using spoons of different materials to melt the butter
Do the blocks feel different?
Which feels cooler?
Which feels warmer?
Is your prediction correct? What did you observe?
What do you think caused this to happen?
Step 1: Fill the bowl with warm water. Warn students that they have to be careful and cautious of handling the warm water. If younger students are involved, the teacher can do a demonstration instead.
Step 2: Scoop a tea-spoon size amount of butter onto the spoon.
Step 3: Repeat this for all the spoons. Ask students to predict what would happen if the ends of the spoons are placed into a bowl of warm water. Have them share their answers.
Step 4: Place the end of each spoons into the bowl filled with warm water to find out whether their predictions are correct.
“What did you observe?”
“On which spoon did the butter melt first?”
“On which spoon did the butter melt last?”
Did you know:
Students can become very competitive in the classroom, especially boys. Games are a great way to control the competitiveness between peers. By using games in the classroom, students can compete against each other whilst playing a game, then support each other during other learning activities. Allow student to play STEAMValley together, and help each other out in leveling in the game!