Fifth grade create cool coolers

Fifth grade with their coolers.

By Jessica Paul

Mrs. Spencer’s fifth grade class has been learning about electricity and magnetism. Students learned that electricity needs conductors and insulators to work properly. The class was given the challenge to create a ‘cooler’ that would be able to keep an ice cube from melting. They created their cooler using whatever items they thought would work best. Students used anything from tin foil to bubble wrap, paper wrap, a cardboard box, jars, and even Styrofoam. The students then put ice cubes in their ‘cooler’ for 30 minutes and waited to see whose would melt. After the 30 minutes, the students opened their ‘coolers’ to see an ice cube that had barely melted. Good job Fifth Graders.