This series of activities uses the heat energy from the Sun to make things melt. Test how different items melt on a hot day and challenge yourself to design a cooker for a tasty treat or design a structure to keep an ice cube from melting on a hot day. Put on your inventor and engineering hats to design, build, test, rebuild and test again until you come up with a fantastic solution.
Sun from the Planet Walk at the Montshire Museum of Science.
Save an Ice Cube: An Engineering Challenge
Sometimes it is important to figure out how to keep things cool on a hot day.
In this experiment and engineering challenge you are going to design a way to keep an ice cube from melting.
Download the activity guide and inventor’s planning sheet to get started!