Heat transfer

Duration: 2 Weeks / 6 Hours
NS CAPS, Page 13 and 27 – 28

After the completion of Topic 3 the learners will be able to:

  • Know the difference between temperature and heat.
  • Explain why the Sun makes us warm.
  • Understand why a cold drink gets warm.
  • Give the definitions of conduction, convection and radiation.
  • Conceptualise and visualise the three different heat transfer methods.
  • Investigate which metals are the best conductors of heat and identify variables that will affect the findings.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Trees on the school ground


  • Liquids (tea; coffee; milo; hot chocolate
  • Restaurant menu
  • Toy car; horse
  • Firelighters
  • Heater
  • Candle
  • X-rays