Hot & Cold! (Stage 2, Stage 3)
What actually is heat? How does heat move through different materials? How does heat change the properties of materials?
Join Fizzics Education to explore just how heat works!
This 30-minute video covers a variety of concepts including
- how measuring heat is actually a measurement of the movement of molecules
- how heating a substance can expand its size whereas cooling it will make most materials contract
- that some materials are conductors of heat and others are insulators
- convection drives weather and ocean systems and is the movement of gases or liquids due to uneven heating and much more!
Includes 6 experiments to run in class as well as Australian, NSW & VIC curriculum outcomes and a risk assessment template.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? No
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Fizzics Education
On Demand (available until: 21-Feb-2026 05:00PM)
$25 one time cost
Payment via credit card on the page.
If you need to pay via invoice, please contact the Fizzics Education office
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Science and Tech
Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
A student will:
- 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.
Purchases are non-refundable.
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Joining The Event
Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.
Internet device and screen with speakers to show the students the video.
Optional materials 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 and a kettle
Connecting To The Event
You will receive a unique link to view the video and coursework once you have paid on the software platform.
Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million students since 2004. He has worked in hundreds of 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, multiple Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services, 2020 WSABE Outstanding Business Leader of the Year, 2019 Blacktown Business Person of the Year and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.
Ben is a community 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.
Optional Further Learning
- What is the coldest temperature possible?
- How are different thermometers constructed?
- What is the hottest and coldest day ever recorded?
- What is the average temperature of your district in any given month (graph this!).
- Investigate which material in your room causes ice to melt the fastest if it is placed on it. Why?
If you have any queries please contact the provider
Name: Ben Newsome
Phone: 02 9674 2191
Email: [email protected]
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