Learn about the three methods that heat is transferred. There are several hands-on experiments that investigate heat energy. Find out the difference between heat and temperature. Includes links to eThemes Resources on temperature and energy.
BBC: Heat Transfer
These animated pictures show how heat is transferred. This is a good site for introducing elementary students to the different ways heat is transferred. NOTE: The "Communicate" link leads to message boards.
Here are several science experiments about heat.
Some Elementary Physics
Move the piston so it compresses the molecules, and you will see that the temperature rises. This site explains some basic ideas about heat.
The Heat is On
This lesson plan from a Utah teacher has students participate in simple hands-on experiments to learn about the concept of heat.
Warm Me Up!
Here is another lesson by a Utah teacher that explains about heat sources.
Heat and Color
This activity, written by a Utah teacher, helps students understand heat transfer.
Cool Cosmos: What is Heat?
Read an explanation of heat and how different types of energy become heat energy.
Cool Cosmos: Heat vs. Temperature
Find out the difference between heat and temperature. Does a pot of boiling water or an iceberg have more heat?
Cool Cosmos: How Does Heat Travel?
Read about the three methods that heat is transferred.
eThemes Resource: Math: Temperature
These sites explain the Celsius, Fahrenheit, and Kelvin scales for reading thermometers. There are several classroom activities for making thermometers and using them to read temperatures. Includes a temperature conversion chart. Also learn how crickets can be used to predict the temperature. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on metric measurement.
eThemes Resource: Physics: Energy
Learn all about renewable and nonrenewable energy. Includes definitions, videos, online games, and quizzes. Also read tips on how to conserve energy. Includes links to an eMINTS Webquest and eThemes Resources on heat, light, the electromagnetic spectrum, sound, and electricity.