Insulation for Space Craft

14 May

We tested four different bottles of hot water, three with insulators and one without, to see what temperature the water would be after 40 minutes. We used fleece, foil and bubble wrap as our insulators. We also used a control to see what would happen if there was no insulation. We used the LogIT to measure the temperature of the water.

We found out that some of the insulating materials worked better than others. It turned out that fleece was the best insulator.

Can you think of any other materials that might insulate better?


Posted by on May 14, 2008 in ICT, Learning Journey


2 responses to “Insulation for Space Craft

  1. l.w

    May 16, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    sheeps wool mite work.

  2. mrcobbsclass

    May 18, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Good idea LW, sheep’s wool is used to insulate houses. I think it might need to be more fireproof than wool if it was to be used on the shuttle. But, the wool might work better than the materials we chose in our experiment.


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