Year 3

Lesson 3 • How does heat move?

Students participate in hands-on experiences to explore heat moving from one object to another.

Scorching swings and slides

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Students will:

  • identify objects that are not a source of heat.
  • ask questions and make predictions about the movement of heat.
  • investigate to find the answer to questions about the movement of heat.
  • explain the movement of heat between an object that does not produce its own heat and a heat source.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • create labelled diagrams which include arrows to show the movement of heat.
  • use questions to agree and disagree with teams’ claims.