Key Stage 3 Workshops

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Insulate

Introduction

This workshop introduces the idea of heat moving from one object to another, and discusses which materials are good heat conductors, and which are poor. It looks at the subject of insulation, firstly with reference to preventing heat loss in houses, and then to how Carlo Gatti managed to import ice from Norway without it melting. Students are given the opportunity to test a variety of different insulating materials themselves, and have time to look carefully at the display about Gatti's ice trade in the museum.

National Curriculum

Learning Objectives

Differentiation

Canal Trade Interactive

Introduction

This lesson introduces students to the different modes of transport that have been used to carry cargo over the past three hundred years. It explains how each method has a different carrying capacity, and therefore a different level of financial viability.

Learning objectives

National Curriculum

Differentiation

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