Expansion and Contraction

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8

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This is a problem-solving activity in which students are engaged in a challenge is to control virtual bridges using expansion and contraction so that a car can pass over them. In so doing they learn about the expansion of solids, liquids and gases when heated is applied. Students need to understand how a bimetallic strip works.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(ST2-6PW) identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another

(SC4-10PW) describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU049) Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another

(ACSSU155) Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems

More information

Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Simulation, Heat, Temperature
File type:
Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation
Date created:
Thursday, 6 March 2008

Resource ID: a2f224e8-33d3-48ff-b2bb-af71409cd556