Teaching Resources: Heat, Temperature & Conduction

We found a bunch of resources to teach concepts of Heat & Temperature.

  1. Two entertaining video clips from the Eureka series that explain how to measure temperature and the difference between temperature and heat –  Measuring TemperatureTemperature vs. Heat.
  2. A lesson plan from Middle School Chemistry that teaches about heat, temperature, and conduction – Heat, Temperature, and Conduction. It covers the following concepts:
    • Adding energy (heating) atoms and molecules increases their motion, resulting in an increase in temperature.
    • Removing energy (cooling) atoms and molecules decreases their motion, resulting in a decrease in temperature.
    • Energy can be added or removed from a substance through a process called conduction.
    • In conduction, faster-moving molecules contact slower-moving molecules and transfer energy to them.
    • During conduction the slower-moving molecules speed up and the faster-moving molecules slow down.
    • Temperature is a measure of the average kinetic energy of the atoms or molecules of a substance.
    • Heat is the transfer of energy from a substance at a higher temperature to a substance at a lower temperature.
    • Some materials are better conductors of heat than others.
Kanchan Shine

Kanchan Shine

Passionate about everything related to education. I believe that the best kind of learning happens through play, experiments and fun! I love watching how children learn and love to implement play-based, hands-on teaching approaches. I get my thrill by planning activities for my children (6 yo girl & 3 yo boy) and watching them learn while having fun!

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