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.
- KS3 Science Sc3 Materials & Their Properties: Knowledge Skills
& Understanding: Investigative Skills 1a, b, c, d & e; Obtaining &
Presenting Evidence f, g, & h; Considering Evidence k, l, & m;
Evaluating n, o, & p
- Science Sc4 Physical Processes: Energy Resources & Energy
Transfer: Conservation of Energy 5d
- To introduce the Second Law of Thermodynamics
- To learn which common materials are good and poor conductors of heat.
- To discover the most efficient insulators from a selection of common
- To learn how this knowledge was used in the ice trade before the advent of
- All children will learn that heat can be transferred from one object to
another, and that some materials are better heat conductors than others
- Some children will learn which are the most efficient insulators, and how
this knowledge is used in the manufacture of everyday objects
- A few children will learn how their findings fit into the universal laws of
Canal Trade Interactive
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.
- To understand that different forms of land transport have been used to
carry goods between London & Birmingham over the past three hundred years.
- To understand that each method of transport was powered in a different way,
and took a different length of time.
- To understand that each form of transport had a different carrying
capacity per journey.
- To explore the reasons why the older forms of transport were superseded by
the later ones.
- KS3 Mathematics Ma2 Number & Algebra Problem Solving 1a,b,d,e,j
- KS3 History Historical Enquiry 4 a&b;
- All children will learn that different modes of transport have been used
for transporting goods between London & Birmingham during the last 300
- Most children will learn that the increased speed and carrying capacity of
each new transport innovation rapidly caused its widespread adoption.
- A few children will understand the role that these transport innovations
had in powering the speed of the industrial revolution.