Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Heat topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Heat in the Kitchen

Cook with your child so he or she can learn how heat causes changes to matter. For example, examine an egg together. Crack open the egg and have your child describe what he or she observes. Then scramble the egg in a pan. How does the egg change? What makes the egg change? Can the scrambled egg change back to its original appearance? Why or why not? Explain the difference between physical and chemical changes to your child.

Heat Source

Walk through your home together and find different sources of heat. Make sure your child is careful when identifying sources of heat such as the heater, radiator, fireplace, barbeque, toaster, or stove. Encourage your child to find heat in unsuspecting places, such as the television set. Is it warm after it has been on for a while? Why? Encourage your child to think about how we use and need heat.

Filed as:  Energy, Heat, K-3, Science