Station-based science activities exploring heat!
Your classroom heats up as we explore how heat is propagated through a variety of materials, plus how we harness heat for our own use:
- Investigate heat conductivity in a variety of materials, including a space shuttle tile!
- Learn how heat can be created from other energy sources
- Discover how temperature differences can make engines work
- Learn how convection drives ocean currents and atmospheric processes
- Look at chemical reactions; some release heat and others absorb heat….and more!
From the Sun to future technologies, this workshop will keep your students warmed up to science!
|Ball Smasher||Striking materials can create a fair bit of heat!|
|Colour change mug||Engaging demonstration of thermochromic materials.|
|Cool Conductivity||How does metal respond to changes in temperature?|
|Convection connection||Learn about how heat transfers drive global weather patterns.|
|Drinking bird||Classic demonstration of liquid expansion from heat. How does it work?|
|Get in the mood||Rings that change color with heat. Retro science fun.|
|Hand boiler||Boil this liquid with the heat of your hand. Wow!|
|Heat turbine||Find out about geothermal heat with this great device.|
|Ice, ice baby!||Counter-intuitive melting of ice – which material will melt the ice first?|
|LCD mats||Use the heat of your hand to change the liquid crystal materials.|
|Nitinol||See how nitinol responds to heat and how it is used for robotics.|
|Radiometer||Convert heat energy into kinetic energy with this fun engine.|
|Space Shuttle Burn||How can space shuttle tiles survive the heat of atmospheric re-entry?|
|Stirling engine||An engine that runs from the heat of your hand? How does that work?|
|Tea bag rocket||How does that relate to convection; how do you even make it?|
Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
MS-PS1-4 Matter and its Interactions
Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.