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Ice Cold Coolers

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Build a cooler using different materials (coffee can/container, styrofoam, aluminum foil, etc) to keep ice cubes from melting on a hot day. Check the progress of the ice melting every five minutes to see how fast they melt
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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Use a digital infrared thermometer to test the temperature
Hints for uses in your library This engineering activity is great for a hot summer day. If your library does not have a freezer, ice can be purchased beforehand for use in the activity.
Originating Source Children's Museum of Houston
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Ice Cold Coolers

Ice Cold Coolers

Build a cooler using different materials (coffee can/container, styrofoam, aluminum foil, etc) to keep ice cubes from melting on a hot day. Check the progress of the ice melting every five minutes to see how fast they melt