Today, we talked about heat transfer. The experiments included setting an empty tea bag on fire and toasting marshmallows over a candle. The flaming tea bag flying through the air was quite an exciting hit. The girls literally screamed with excitement and insisted we do it again. After our second flaming tea bag, I brought out the marshmallows, which are pretty much their favorite treat in the world. They learned that toasting a marshmallow beside a flame--without actually touching the flame--is an example heat radiating. The moment we touch the marshmallow to the flame, heat is transferred through conduction. We were also reminded about how yummy a toasted marshmallow tastes.
Anne has prepared another video for you. This one is a "get ready with me" video--6-year-old style.