Topics:

A. Heating and temperature

A. Heating and temperature
1 - Temperature and absolute zero
URL: http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/bec/temperature.html
Teacher's Description: An interactive animated page explaining temperature and absolute zero.

2 - Thermometer
URL: http://www.suzy.co.nz/SuzysWorld/Factpage.asp?FactSheet=187
Teacher's Description: Facts and fun about thermometers, including how to make a thermometer.

3 - Hotter or colder game.
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/podsmission/solidsandliquids/annie02.shtml
Teacher's Description: Students predict the temperature of different events, from freezer to boiling water and are give hotter or colder answers. Needs flash.

4 - How is heat energy transferred?
URL: http://lcmrschool.org/HS/Roth/Physics_animate/Ch09/2-convect-conduct-radiate.swf
Teacher's Description: A flash animation describing the transfer of heat energy via conduction, convection and radiation in the context of a car that has been left in the sun.

5 - Temperature game
URL: http://funphysics.jpl.nasa.gov/adventures/temperature-game.html
Teacher's Description: Matching objects to their temperature.

6 - Extreme Temperature Line
URL: http://eo.ucar.edu/skymath/Texamp.gif
Teacher's Description: An extreme temperature line. Pupils will have experience of a tiny part of this line, which ranges from absolute zero to the core of a Star. Note that the scale is logarithmic and in Kelvin.

7 - About Temperature
URL: http://eo.ucar.edu/skymath/tmp2.html
Teacher's Description: Reference information about heat and temperature for teachers or extension material for the brightest pupils.

8 - Anders Celsius
URL: http://www.astro.uu.se/history/Celsius%5Feng.html
Teacher's Description: A biography of Anders Celsius 1701-1744.

9 - William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)
URL: http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Thomson.html
Teacher's Description: A biography of William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) 1824 - 1907. Server is not always stable.

10 - Kinetic energy and temperature
URL: http://www.classzone.com/books/ml_science_share/vis_sim/mem05_pg101_kintheory/mem05_pg101_kintheory.html
Teacher's Description: A simulation showing the link between the kinetic energy of particles and their temperature. Click on

11 - How does the thermometer work?
URL: http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/how_it_works/thermometer.html
Teacher's Description: A page on how a thermometer works.

12 - Cool hot rod
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/cool_hot_rod/index.html
Teacher's Description: Experiment to show how changes in temperature cause objects to expand or contract. Needs adult supervision

13 - How christmas lights work
URL: http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays/christmas-lights.htm
Teacher's Description: Pages showing how Christmas lights blink. References to the US dollar.

14 - Atoms and heat
URL: http://muller.lbl.gov/teaching/Physics10/PffP_textbook/Ch02cust.htm
Teacher's Description: Lots of interesting and odd facts about thermal expansion and cooling. Scroll down to thermal expansion. Very interesting but complex

15 - Thermal expansion
URL: http://www.scienceclarified.com/Sp-Th/Thermal-Expansion.html
Teacher's Description: An article on thermal expansion.

16 - Heat
URL: http://www.scienceclarified.com/everyday/Real-Life-Physics-Vol-2/Heat.html
Teacher's Description: A comprehensive look at heat. Direct students to scroll down to the section on NO SUCH THING AS

17 - Akasa Revo heat sink fan
URL: http://www.3dprofessor.org/Reviews%20Folder%20Pages/REVO/REVO1.htm
Teacher's Description: An explanation of how the Akasa Revo heat sink fan works.

18 - The Space Shuttle Challenger accident
URL: http://www.mahal.org/articles/space/1995/12/the-space-shuttle-challenger-accident/page/1
Teacher's Description: A page about the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.

19 - Challenger STS 51-L accident
URL: http://history.nasa.gov/sts51l.html
Teacher's Description: Links to sites relating to the Challenger STS 51-L accident. Cannot vouch for accuracy of all information!

20 - What is Cryonics?
URL: http://www.alcor.org/AboutCryonics/index.html
Teacher's Description: A serious site about the speculative practice of using cold to preserve the life of a person. No attempt to deal with ethical concerns here

21 - Refrigeration system
URL: http://rpaulsingh.com/animated figures/fig6_3.htm
Teacher's Description: Animation to show how a fridge works

22 - Temperature and heat
URL: http://resources.yesican-science.ca/lpdd/g07/lp/nelson/nel06.html
Teacher's Description: A case study on Anton Lavoisier's investigation of heat.

23 - How a heat exchanger works
URL: http://www.industry-animated.org/heat_ex.htm
Teacher's Description: Lovely interactive resource to explain how a heat exchanger works

24 - Who invented the thermometer?
URL: http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/History-Of-The-Thermometer.htm
Teacher's Description: A page about the early history of thermometers and temperature scales.

25 - Temperature conversion page
URL: http://istd.gsfc.nasa.gov/cryo/introduction/Temp_Calc.html
Teacher's Description: A page of calculators to convert from one temperature scale to another.

26 - The Galileo thermometer
URL: http://www.galileo-thermometer.com/index.html
Teacher's Description: A page about the Galileo thermometer. Click on

27 - About Temperature
URL: http://www.eo.ucar.edu/skymath/tmp2.html
Teacher's Description: A page of background information about heat, temperature and thermometers.

28 - Geothermal heat pumps
URL: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/heat_pumps_heating.html
Teacher's Description: An animation showing how homes can be heated using geothermal heat pumps.

29 - How do passive heat sinks work?
URL: http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/thermal/2-how-do-passive-heat-sinks-work.html
Teacher's Description: An explanation about how passive heat sinks work.