Video: Thermal Energy

Bluebirds have been investigating how thermal heat moves between objects. First, the children predicted what would happen to the spirals when they were placed over the heat and then tested the experiment. Next, the children felt two tiles (one made of aluminium and one made of MDF), and predicted which one would melt an ice cube quicker.

Most of the children thought that the MDF tile would melt the ice quicker because it felt warmer to the touch. Mrs Parry told the children that both tiles were actually the same temperature. The children discussed metal being a good conductor.

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