Project Description

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

  • Level: Suitable for Foundation to Level 6

  • Duration: 60 minutes

  • Delivery: via Zoom video conferencing

  • Numbers: each workshop is capped at a maximum of 30 learners

  • Adult supervision required, involves the use of hot tap water


  • Compare the movement of particles in hot and cold water

  • Observe an explosive combustion reaction

  • Make an endothermic chemical reaction and feel the changes in heat

  • Explore the relationship between temperature and density

All Online Programs

Required Materials

Item Quantity
Clear plastic cup 2
Ice cube 2
Food dye 1
Thermometer (optional) 1
Zip lock bag (15cm x 9cm) 1
Vinegar 3 tbsp
Baking soda 1 tsp
Water balloon 2

Curriculum Links

  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (VCSSU059)

  • Solids, liquids and gases behave in different ways and have observable properties that help to classify them (VCSSU076)

  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another; a change in the temperature of an object is related to the gain or loss of heat by the object (VCSSU063)

  • Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity; electric circuits enable this energy to be transferred to another place and then to be transformed into another form of energy (VCSSU081)