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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