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.
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.
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.
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.