In science this week Year 5 had to try and keep their ice pops* frozen for half an hour so they could eat them. Each group were given three ice pops to preserve, whilst three control pops sat and melted. Mostly the groups managed to keep things cool, but as a class we found that wrapping the ice pops closely together worked better than keeping them apart, and that water wasn’t a very good thermal insulator.
Here are some photos of the groups with their wrapped ice pops, and afterwards showing off how well they had done.
*ice pop, ice pole, freezer pop, freezer pole, popsicle… 🙂