Image: Water, steam and snow by Cathy on Flickr
We have selected these resources to support you when you need information relating to cooling, conduction, convection, energy, heat, radiation, and temperature. SCIS 1525147
This BBC site provides pages of bite size information on transfer of heat and how solar panels can help heat water and your home.
Suggested level: Senior primary and intermediate.
In this simple science activity from Science Learning Hub, students use soda bottles to explore how different colours affect heat absorption.
Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Search for how fridges, thermos, and heat pumps work. Clear explanations with illustrations. Also includes general information about heating and cooling.
Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
To discover information of the school work site ManyAnswers, use the search term heating and cooling.
Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary.
Presents information on how you feel hot and cold.
Suggested level: primary
Britannica Online School Edition provides a range of information on aspects of heating and cooling. School login (username and password) is required.
Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.
Cold Jac, by Rob Lewis, 2002 (picture book)
Hot City, by Barbara Joosse, 2004 (picture book)
Oscar and Arabella: hot, hot, hot, by Neal Layton, 2003 (picture book)
Bill Nye the science guy episodes 30 heat. Youtube. 21.46
Scientific Eye heating and cooling. Youtube. 19.02