Transfer of heat - ScienceWeb

Transfer of heat - ScienceWeb
Publication Date: January, 2013
Type of Resource: Unit of Work

This is a unit of work to teach students about heat transfer.

It includes 5 lessons, worksheets, investigations and links to digital resources.

Students also apply their knowledge of heat transfer to discussions about clothing choice, keeping warm or cool and heating and cooling homes.

Additional Information

The unit comprises activities for at least 5 lessons, plus ideas and weblinks for extension activities or further explanation.

Opportunities are made to develop the following General Capabilities:

  • Numeracy  (using measurement—temperature)
  • Critical and Creative Thinking (apply logic and reasoning, draw conclusions and design a course of action)
  • Literacy (Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts)

The unit includes a range of suggestions for related resources for  extending the topic and also provides background information. 

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and... > ACSIS060
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to... > ACSIS054
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent... > ACSIS057
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated... > ACSIS053
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another > ACSSU049
  • Year 3 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships > ACSHE050
  • Year 4 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and... > ACSIS071
  • Year 4 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to... > ACSIS065
  • Year 4 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent... > ACSIS068
  • Year 4 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated... > ACSIS064
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can... > ACSSU074
  • Year 4 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships > ACSHE061