First Name: Aaron
Age: 6
Experiment Title: Testing How Materials at Home Work for Making Gloves
What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.: We wanted to learn about how adaptations of different animals worked to survive in the winter. We were learning about how animals survive with fur, blubber, and feathers.We had to use similar materials to fur, blubber, and feathers to make gloves.
What was your hypothesis?: I thought that I could build a glove that would keep my hands warm in a bag of ice for three minutes. I built 2 gloves, one made out of fabric/skin and one made out of felt/fur. I thought the one made out of felt would work better because felt is thicker.
What materials did you use in your experiment? List them all.: 1. Scissors
2. Shortening (like blubber)
3. Fabric
4. Felt
5. Duct tape
6. Marker
7. Bag
8. Ice
9. Coffee tin
What procedure was followed? Provide a brief description of the steps you followed during your experiment.: 1. Get all of your materials ready.
2. Get your permanent marker and trace your hand twice, but a little bigger. Trace it on the felt, fabric, or whatever you want to use on the top layer.
3. It’s time to cut out your hand shapes. Cut out the hand shapes.
4. When you are done cutting the hand shapes, put the duct tape on to hold them together. Or you could sew them if you know how to sew.
5. The put it on your hand and test.
6. How to test: Put your glove on. Put your hand in either a big bag of ice for 3 minutes or in a coffee tin filled with ice for 3 minutes.
What were the results of your experiment?: My results were that I was wrong about the felt one being warmer than the fabric one. Actually, both of them were the same. Both of them passed the test.
What is your conclusion after conducting the experiment? Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect? What did you learn?: I learned that if a material is thinner, it still could be as warm as a material that is thicker. I think that maybe the two materials might have had the same warming abilities. I think the results I saw might be kind of unusual and that if I did this test with different materials I may have not gotten that same result.
Testing How Materials at Home Work for Making Gloves