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Thermal Insulators Investigation

In this worksheet, students will apply their knowledge of materials to carrying out an investigation into thermal insulation.

'Thermal Insulators Investigation' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Properties and Changes of Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Comparing and Grouping Properties of Materials

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Worksheet Overview

We choose materials for their PROPERTIES. Some materials allow heat to travel through them easily. These are called THERMAL CONDUCTORS.

 

Some materials, THERMAL INSULATORS, are chosen because they SLOW DOWN the movement of heat from a warm place to a cooler place.

 

Child in warm coat and scarf

 

Winter clothes slow down the loss of heat from our bodies (warm place) into the air around us (cooler place).

 

With that in mind let's get the investigation going!

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