Determining When to Add Milk to a Cup of Tea – Practical


Practical experiment to accompany the lesson The Scientific Method.

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determining when to add milk to a cup of tea practical laboratory experiment


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Practical laboratory experiment introducing students to the concept of a fair test or controlled experiment.

Involves making two cups of tea and adding the milk after different time intervals, to see which one ends up warmer.

  • Students will develop skills in:
  • Making and recording observations at specific time intervals.
  • Co-ordinated group work.
  • Graphing experimental results.
  • Students will learn:
  • That the only way to test a prediction is to conduct a scientific fair test.
  • About the importance of keeping control variables constant during a fair test.
  • Full prac report format, including discussion questions.
  • Includes detailed teacher notes and answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 7 Science curriculum.
  • 6 pages.


This resource is also included in the Year 7 Chemistry PDF Workbook.


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