Lesson 1 • What happens to playground equipment when it’s hot?

Students are introduced to the core concept being explored—heat—through the context of playground equipment on a sunny day.

Scorching swings and slides

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Students will:

  • demonstrate curiosity and ask questions about the impact of heat on their bodies and objects around them.
  • identify heat sources.
  • identify that heat can change the temperature of their bodies and objects around them.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • participate in and contribute to discussions, using talk to share information, experiences and ideas about heat.
  • contribute to the creation and organisation of ideas in an ideas map.