Keep Me Warm!Posted by Faith Barbuto
Continuing our studies of mammals and how they adapt to survive winter, we began to explore the concept of insulation. With Mr. Ross-MacCormack we went outside and looked at several materials that are meant to keep us warm. We touched the items first, examining the different textures and thicknesses. Volunteers were chosen to be wrapped in different materials to see if they helped keep them warm. We compared the items and identified what characteristics they had in common.
One budding engineer remarked, “I was warm except for the part where the hole let the air in!” Air… We felt all the best types of insulation and realized they had air trapped inside! Once we returned to the makerspace we investigated trapping air and realized that the warmth wasn’t coming from the material it was coming from our bodies!
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