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Hotter or colder
Game in which kids estimate temperatures of e.g. a freezer, melting ice. An entertaining introductory activity to the use of melting and boiling points to separate mixtures

Conductors and insulators (Bitesize)
Learn about heat conductors and insulators and what they are used for.

Thermal energy transfer (Bitesize)
Find out about conduction, convection and radiation on this animated page.

How does heat energy move?
Find out about conduction, convection and radiation on this animated page.

Heat and temperature (Bitesize)
Find out about temperature and heat.

Hot spots (Science Snack experiment)
Find out how radiated energy can be focused like light.

Heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation
Find out about conduction, convection and radiation with this animated interactive activity.

Temperature game
Can you matching objects to their temperature?

Launch ball game from the Science Museum
This is an absolutely fantastic site. Packed with brilliant puzzles and games to play and create for your friends. Highly recommended.

Blockbusters quiz on heat and conduction
Click on the letters and answer the questions - try to make it across the board!

Video and quizzes about temperature
Watch the video and then try a quizz.

How to make a chocolate teapot
Find out how to make a chocolate teapot that actually makes tea.

How stuff works: thermometers
Clear detailed account of how different types of (mostly household) thermometers work, from the excellent Howstuffworks site.

How stuff works: Thermos flask
Learn how a Thermos flask works. A useful way of revising conduction, convection and radiation.

Who invented the thermometer?
Find out about the early history of thermometers and temperature scales.

Anders Celsius
A biography of Anders Celsius 1701-1744.

William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)
A biography of William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) 1824 - 1907. Click on

Kelvin is lord!!!
Find out about Lord Kelvin and his ideas at this whimsical site.

Temperature and absolute zero
Find out about temperature and absolute zero with this interactive animated page.

How thermometers work
Find out how a thermometer works.

Thermometer
Facts and fun about thermometers, including how to make a thermometer.

Refrigerator
Facts and fun about refrigerators, including an experiment to do.

Energy, heat flow and life
A page of information about energy and heat flow and how it relates to people.

Heat energy
Find out about heat energy, expansion and energy transfer.

Heat energy at a glance
A School Physics site with information about conduction, convection, radiation and much more.

Making a thermometer
A worksheet on how to make a thermometer.

Cooling the mummy's tomb
Investigate the insulating properties of styrofoam cups and keep your Mummy cool.

Cold metal
Why does one material feel colder than another even when they are at the same temperature?

Hot or cold?
Can you really tell the temperature of something? A simple fun experiment to try at home.

The dipping bird
How does the dipping bird keep going?

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