The Brian Cox school experiments are designed to support teachers to carry out experimental science in the classroom, and relate it to real world experiences. Each written resource is accompanied by four videos; two with extra information on how to carry out the experiment and two on how the experiment relates to the real world. These create a flexible package for teachers, with something for everyone.
In this experiment, students investigate the melting points of different types of chocolate by heating them in a water bath.
Real world video: Brian Cox visits the Thorntons factory to learn about the different melting temperatures of chocolate.
Research science video: Cathie Rae at University of Cambridge works with Rolls Royce to develop new materials with different melting temperatures for jet engines.