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Terrific Scientific - Part 2


Our second investigation involved looking at the Mpemba E ffect.

Some scientists have discovered that water doesn’t always freeze how you would expect. Erasto Bartholomeo Mpemba was a young student of 11 or 12 years of age at school in Tanzania when he observed a phenomenon which today carries his name all

because he was in a rush to freeze hot cream.

The children in Years 5 & 6 carried out an experiment to find out whether cold water freezes faster than hot water. Surprisingly we discovered that they both froze at the same time!






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