This just in from Dan Dinneweth who was on site for the annual 6th Grade Cube Keeper Event which is part of Linda Pence’s science curriculum:
It was a race to be the slowest in 6th grade science as the Roeper Ice Cube Melt 2014 was kicked off on Wednesday! Each student was tasked with making a “cube keeper”, an insulated device built to keep an ice cube frozen the longest. The time to beat was 11 hours, set by 6th graders of years past. Measurements had to be precise and by the rules, and data recorded by independent observers. The excitement of the day was palpable as the countdown began and the ice cubes were dropped in the keepers for their (hopefully) long transformation into liquid.