Year 3

Lesson 2 • What’s hot?

Students participate in hands-on experiences to identify and categorise sources of heat.

Scorching swings and slides

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Students will:

  • identify heat sources.
  • categorise objects as being a source of heat themselves, or as being warmed by something else.
  • use data tables to identify relationships and patterns between objects that release heat (heat sources).


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • contribute to the joint construction of data tables.
  • use oral, written and visual language to record and discuss their observations of heat sources.
  • engage in discussion to compare ideas about heat sources.