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  • In this activity, students view the interactive ‘Temperature – the hot and cold’ and participate in a class discussion.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • explain the physical meaning of absolute zero
    • state the similarities and differences between heat and temperature
    • describe how to convert between Celsius and Kelvin temperature scales
    • appreciate the range of temperatures used in the production and functioning of certain types of ceramics
    • recall several temperature ‘facts’ from the interactive.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • instructions on what you need and what to do
    • discussion questions
    • ideas for extending your students.
      Published 27 April 2010 Referencing Hub articles
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