"Boil Water in a Cup" Trailer (Teen Class)

Students experiment with how water behaves when it gets hot. First they boil water in a metal cup, then in a paper cup, a plastic cup, a styrofoam cup, and even a leaf! This relates to static charge, evaporation, and cloud formation; the difference between how water turns into a vapor as clouds form, compared with how it behaves when you boil it; and the process of heat transfer in various materials. This video also includes one of Mr. Mac’s crazy stories, “Jack and Jill and the Pancake Rocket,” to help students remember the lesson. Difficulty: Medium

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