In science year 6 explored thermal equilibrium through two different hands on, practical activities. We discussed how when we say something is ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ we are saying it is hot or cold compared to us. The children explored this theory by placing their hands in freezing water, room temperature water and hot water.

The children recognised that thermal equilibrium can be reached through the transfer of heat through a conductor, such as metal. We looked at various examples of how heat can be transferred from different objects such as heat from a persons hand through the cone, onto the ice cream causing it to melt. Well done Year 6.

Categories: ScienceYear 6 - Rowan


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