Heat websites help kids understand thermal energy concepts. Add media to your heat unit with these links. They’re great for third, fourth, and fifth grade students.
Heat Websites & Other Links
Heat (DK Find Out!) – Kids read a short introduction, explore eight topics, and take a quiz.
- What is heat?
- How does heat move?
- Temperature scales
- Heat pictures
- Daniel Fahrenheit
- Anders Celsius
- Lord Kelvin
Thermal Energy (eSchoolToday) – This webpage explains thermal energy as a type of energy. Links to allow students to explore other types of energy as well.
Animation of Water Molecule (NSC Creative) – This brief animation lets kids see how heat energy causes water molecules in ice to vibrate and change states.
Heat (Scholastic) This Study Jams provide a video and a quiz.
Energy Stores and Transfers (BBC Bitesize) – Kids learn about thermal equilibrium, or the concept that an object will continue to transfer heat until it reaches the same temperature as its surroundings.
Thermal Energy Activities
Are you looking for some great activities for your heat unit? Try these!