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Investigate Thermal Conductors

In this worksheet, students will be challenged to think through the steps in carrying out an investigation into materials and their ability to conduct heat.

'Investigate Thermal Conductors' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Properties and Changes of Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Testing Everyday Materials

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

What do you know about the ability of different materials to conduct heat?


Well, materials that conduct heat through them well are known as thermal conductors.

On the whole, metals are good thermal conductors and many non-metallic materials are not.

Materials that are poor at conducting heat along them are known as thermal insulators.


This is Sean - he's a young scientist who loves to get stuck into investigations to find out more about his world.


Young scientist


Sean is about to carry out an investigation on materials.  He's interested in discovering which materials are good at conducting heat.


Can you help him to run his investigation?

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