Hot and Cold Activity

Hot and Cold Activity

How to teach Temperature

Using this Hot and Cold Activity, student distinguish between objects and situations that are hot or cold in order to learn about temperature.

Understanding the difference between hot and cold will keep your students safe. This activity gives them a chance to learn which objects are hot or cold.

First,  the oldest player rolls a die first and moves that many spaces. If players land on a square with a red circle, they must discard a picture of an object that is hot into the large fire on the game board. When players land on a square with a blue circle, they must discard a picture of an object that is cold. If a player does not have a correct picture to get rid of, their turn is skipped. The first player to discard and “toast” all of their marshmallows in the fire is the winner.


Other resources to use with this Hot and Cold Activity

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Introduce this activity by having students share ideas of hot and cold objects or situations. Next, record their ideas on a T-Chart.  Then, students complete this activity with a partner. Finally, students add new ideas to the T-Chart that they learned about in the activity.

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