Doing an experiment using gloves while children to gain knowledge about layering, insulation, and warmth for the cold season.
Mittens and Insulation
Purpose: Will a padded kitchen mitten provide better insulation than an uninsulated glove? (At the time of this experiment I did not have handy a regular insulated child glove…so we used the kitchen mitten. Feel free to use a snow/ski glove instead).
We placed a ziploc bag containing ice cubes in a mitten and set it aside
In another mitten we tucked the other pair of mitten inside along with the ziploc containing ice cubes
We then set the ice mittens aside for a few hours. We wanted to see if the ice dissolved or not.
We discovered that the mitten that had more layers kept the ice from melting, and the ice in the mitten without layers melt at a faster rate .
Conclusion: Layers are better insulation during the cold season.
We continued our lesson on Penguins and how their bodies are designed for the cold weathers.