STARBASE MINNESOTA – ST. PAUL

STARBASE MINNESOTA – ST. PAUL

Bead Racing

Bead Racing

Bead Racing

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Gather Your Materials 

Bead Racing Materials

Set-Up Your Experiment

1. Place the craft stick, plastic utensil, and metal utensil in a line on your table. Dab a small amount of cold butter on each of these items, about 1 inch from the top of the handle. Add the bead to the butter.

2. Fill your glass with hot water. Carefully place all of the items into the water (handles & butter not in the water) and observe. Predict which pad of butter will melt the fastest.


Share Your Results

Heat spreads through some materials better than others.

Conductors spread heat quickly. Insulators spread heat slowly. 

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