How to keep cool in hot weather

How to keep cool in hot weather
Publication Date: February, 2005
Type of Resource: Video/animation

This online resource explores the ways in which animals adapt to extremely hot weather.

The resource is a video suitable for Foundation Year students that investigates and demonstrates the ways in which the bodies of humans and animals adapt to extremely hot weather.

The video shows what’s happening under the skin when we feel hot and how our bodies regulate our body temperature. It explains how humans and animals have ways of cooling down their bodies to feel cooler.

Additional Information

This video would support students learning about sensing heat through their bodies, particularly during extremely hot weather. It includes the transcript of the audio and provides helpful guidance for teachers with a set of sound discussion questions to pose to students at each of the following stages:

1) Before viewing,

2) As you view,

3) After viewing, and

4) Next steps.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Earth and space sciences > Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life > ACSSU004