Do you know what’s hot and what’s not? Test your knowledge of temperatures with this challenging activity, sure to spark some heated discussions.
- Download, print, and cut out the cards (pages 1-6).
- It’s a good idea to start by sorting the temperature cards from highest to lowest.
- Next, match up the ones you know already. Then place the rest of the ‘hot/cold thing’ cards roughly where on the scale you think they will go.
- Try asking yourself questions to determine the order. Is the inside of the freezer hotter than the surface of the sun? Does chocolate melt at a lower temperature than that of the surface of Mars? (Probably not.)
- If you get really stuck, page 7 of the document has the answers – but try not to look at these until you’ve had a go at matching them yourself! (Perhaps ask someone to check the answers and give you a hint.)
- Year 3 Chemical Sciences: A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046)
- Year 5 Chemical Sciences: Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)
- Year 6 Chemical Sciences: Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible (ACSSU095)
In addition, this activity will develop the important concept of reasonableness of numbers, which begins to develop through the Year 5 and Year 6 Mathematics curriculum.