Heat and Temperature



  • Traveling Program
  • Offering Format: For school groups
  • Recommended for grades 6 – 8
  • 60 minutes
  • Capacity of 200 per session
  • 1 – 2 sessions per day
  • Requirements: Gym, auditorium, cafeteria, or other large, assembly-appropriate space. Reservation required.
  • Information and reservations: 617-589-0354 or travelingprograms@mos.org

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This advanced program illustrates core ideas about heat energy and transfer. Through live demonstrations, students learn the differences between the three main mechanisms of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. Students explore the definitions of heat and temperature, discover that all elements have specific melting and boiling points, show that light (or even water!) can incinerate a piece of paper, and learn ways to differentiate between two cryogenic liquids.

Fee: $500 for 1 session, $350 for additional same-day sessions. Travel fees may apply.

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