Let's turn up the heat! In this movie, you’ll learn about heat, which is a kind of energy that warms things. We get heat from different sources, including the Sun. You'll learn that fuel is something that can be burned for heat and energy, such as wood, coal, charcoal, and gasoline. You'll find out how you can measure heat by using a thermometer and reading the temperature in degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit. You'll explore how friction can create heat, and how heat can change matter. What happens to ice cream on a hot day?

Heat Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about heat, energy and temperature.  The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Heat. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Heat Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about heat, energy and temperature. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Heat topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »