Physics - Principles of Physics - Temperature

In this MEL Academy lesson your children will:

-learn about temperature and thermodynamics -see endothermic processes -make you own thermometer

Lesson time

8:00am   PST (San Francisco, Seattle, ...)
9:00am   MST (Phoenix, Denver, ...)
10:00am   CST (Chicago, Houston, ...)
11:00am   EST (New York, Toronto, ...)
4:00pm   GMT (London, ...)

Lesson duration: 45-55 minutes.

Prepare in advance

In this lesson, we will conduct several DIY experiments. Prepare in advance household materials shown below.

DIY Materials

  Clear plastic straw
  crushed ice( from a fridge)
  cold and hot water
  two or more food colorings
  baking soda
  citric acid
  bath or body thermometer
  Plastic water bottle
  Modeling clay
  a piece of cardboard
  a glass


Please, download and print this worksheet in advance. You’ll need to refer to it during the lesson.


This lesson is presented by Daniel Sullivan:

Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan is a hugely enthusiastic and experienced ex-head of science with over 20 years of teaching experience. He is now running a science teacher training company and is looking forward to engaging with students once again.