Hot & Cold Unit - Grade 3 to 6

30 minute video + 10 Printable Experiments + Scope & Sequence + Cross-curricular Teaching & Project Ideas + Curriculum links & more

A complete unit of work about heat for Grades 3 to 6

In this exciting program, your students will explore the wonders of heat, discovering how it moves through different materials and transforms their properties. With hands-on experiments and engaging activities, your students will be captivated by the science of heat!

This 30 minute video and supporting activities will allow your students to:
- Understand that heat is a measurement of the movement of molecules.
- Know that heat always flows from hot to cold.
- Recall that convection is the flow of gases or liquids caused by uneven heating.
- Identify materials that are either insulators or conductors of heat.
- Explain that heating a gas, liquid or solid generally causes the material to expand.
- Describe that some materials change their properties (including colour) when they are heated or cooled.
- Describe how uneven heating can cause the movement of materials.

Curriculum links across Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario Curriculum
> The New Zealand Curriculum

Includes 10 printable PDF experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, USA, Canadian & New Zealand curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, experiment templates and a risk assessment template.  

Optional materials to have on-hand include cream, chocolate topping, plastic bags, ice, salt, bowl, plastic bottles, straws, food colouring, thermometer, vinegar, bicarbonate soda, scissors, wooden kebab stick, pizza box, cling wrap, cardboard, chocolate, a freezer, a kettle, two bowls and food colouring.

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Acids, Bases & Indicators

In this exciting program, your students will discover the building blocks of matter and learn about the fascinating properties of acids and bases. With engaging experiments and hands-on activities, your students will develop a deep understanding of the principles of chemistry and how they shape our world.

Includes 10 x experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas as well as Australian and USA curriculum outcomes and a risk assessment template.

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Ben Newsome CF

Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million kids since 2004. 
He has worked in hundreds of schools & early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.

He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services and the receiver of both the 2023 University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Science plus several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a former educator leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.

He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

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One time purchase

$39.95 AUD

    • 30 minute video
    • 10 Experiments
    • Student Project Ideas
    • Vocabulary List & Quiz
    • Scope & Sequence
    • Cross-curricular Teaching Ideas
    • Common student misconceptions
    • Background Teacher notes
    • Marking Rubric
    • Experiment & Risk assessment templates
    • Crossword puzzle & Word search
    • Colouring-in sheets
    • Curriculum links for Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand
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