It is such a shame that in this session we can’t run the purely practical sessions as we usually do, giving you a free hand to design your own experiments from scratch, but here is an introductory video with a practical you can do at home.
Don’t cheat! Try the experiment for yourself before you watch the end, and do make your predictions before you even start.
Remember in Science it is perfectly OK to be wrong, Scientist never look down on people if they are wrong, as it brings about its own answers. What Science is about it having an idea and testing it. So remember that in life! Learn from what we get wrong, but don’t punish yourself about it.
Introduction to the Heat Topic
This video introduces the Heat Topic using the Snowman investigation.
The Snowmen- This video just looks at the experiment
Thanks to Adam P for holding the camera as I did this demo. It shows so much Science in one large boiling tube! Convection, lack of conduction, state of matter, floating and sinking, density! Hope you like it.
The gauze is there only because the ice floats on the water and the ice needs to be at the bottom for the experiment to work.
Below are the resources for the HEAT topic that you’ll cover in S1 Physics. You might not be given all of the information by your teacher, but you can always use the additional materials to read around the subject, that’s what makes a successful learner, confident individual and responsible citizen.
Notes for the Heat Theory
Click on the red link below to open the theory notes in pdf format.
A document on how to succeed in Science has highlighted the following skills and this is what you will be marked on during the HEAT block. Everyone starts with 3 points as an average and you can go down to 0 (not usual) and up to 5 points depending on your contribution. Some skills are so important they count twice in the score!