Cool Tool

Can the same object at room temperature feel both cool and warm based on where you touch it? Scholars touch the lead of a pencil to various places on their wrists. Then they record the differences they feel and discuss why it only feels cold in specific places.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Set this up as one station and have pupils rotate through each station
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure pencils aren't too sharp so no one stabs themselves or others
  • Posters require color printing
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  • Lists links to explore for more information
  • Uses basic materials such as paper and pencils
  • Teacher guide does not align with the lesson at all
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