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Book 36: Heat on the Move: Transferring Heat Energy through Temperature Difference

Levels: 3-4
Contextual strands: Physical world icon. Physical world


The title of this topic refers to the transfer of heat energy - a phenomenon that is familiar to children as they experience the processes of warming and cooling in everyday life. By investigating the ways in which heat is transferred, for example, from a cooking appliance to food to be cooked or from the inside to the outside of a refrigerator, children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the scientific concepts of:

  • temperature
  • temperature differences
  • the transfer of energy between substances or objects at different temperatures
  • the use of temperature differences in everyday technologies.

Concept overview

Use the concept overview, which is also on the inside front cover of the book, as a reference for the concepts that relate to Heat on the Move: Transferring Heat Energy through Temperature Difference.

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Links with other titles in the series

Heat on the Move develops the concepts introduced in its level 1 and 2 companion book:

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Assessment resources

Search the science section of the Assessment Resource Banks (ARB) website to find resources that assess the 'big idea' learning outcomes referred to in the concept overview for this title.