Grumbles

A creature of imagination whose bottle body is filled with freshly boiled blood

Overview

A creature of imagination whose bottle body is filled with freshly boiled blood! Can your grumble be kept alive? Insulation, heat, shelter, thermometers, loggits.

Programme of study

Pupils should be taught:

  • that some materials are better thermal insulators than others (Sc2 3, 1b)
  • that temperature is a measure of how hot or cold a material is (Sc2 3, 2c)
Learning objective
  • Measure temperature using a thermometer
  • Compare the success of various materials as thermal insulators
Activity
  • Nests are constructed in the woodland using natural materials
  • Model grumbles (bottles of warm water) are hidden in their nests and their temperature taken at set intervals
  • In the summer, insulation against over heating is an alternative using an ice cube creature!

Questions to elicit knowledge and understanding

Which grumble stayed the warmest and why?