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Book 46: Keeping Warm: Getting Heat Energy and Keeping It

Levels: 1-2
Contextual strands: Material world icon. Material world , Physical world icon. Physical world


In this book, we have chosen to give the topic of keeping warm a focus on warm-blooded animals in order to provide a familiar and personalised context in which young children can investigate how animals, including people, maintain their body temperature. In Keeping Warm, we introduce the following concepts:

  • Heat is a form of energy.
  • Heat energy is converted from other types of energy, including the energy that is provided by the food that we eat.
  • Heat energy flows from warmer to cooler areas.

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 Keeping Warm: Getting Heat Energy and Keeping It.

PDF icon. Read the concept overview (PDF 63 KB)

Links with other titles in the series

The level 3–4 companion book in this series is:

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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.