With temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees on Friday, Mrs. Posey’s second grade class at Memorial Park Elementary School did an experiment to find out how long it would take to melt crayons.
Students observed and answered…
-Which color will melt first?
-Is the crayon a solid, liquid, or gas?
-What is it after it melts?
-Identify the sun and high temperatures as the cause and the crayon melting as the effect.
Students put the crayons outside at 8:00am (temp 84). At 9:30am (temp 87), the group started seeing the first signs of melting. By 10:25am (temp 91) several completely melted.
Mrs. Courington’s 4th grade class at Maddox Intermediate School confirmed that it’s blazing hot outside. They went out one time during the day and it was the exact temperature it takes to melt a crayon so they were able to see the crayon wax drip.
“It was neat to observe! There’s nothing like watching the effect of thermal energy on our school supplies,” the school said on a Facebook post.