Blubber Gloves

Students test the insulative properties of materials packed in plastic bags to make “blubber gloves” that protect against extreme cold. This helps teach them about heat transfer, organisms and their environments and world climates.


Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Categories include:
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Spanish
  • Life Science
  • Vietnamese
  • Physical Science
  • Grades 3-5
  • Science
  • Translated
Tags: Matter, Design Solutions, Ecosystems, Weather & Climate, Adaptation
Grades covered: Grades 3–5
Topics: Properties of Materials, Observation Skills

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