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Listed under:  Science  >  Earth and space  >  Atmosphere  >  Weather  >  Ambient temperature
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Heat transfer: is it hot or cold?

If you picked up a paper book and a metal box do you think one would feel colder to the touch or would they feel the same? Watch this clip to see if people's predictions about the temperature of objects match their observations. You may be as surprised as they are!

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Living in extreme environments

Extremophiles are organisms adapted to living in extreme conditions, such as very hot or cold temperatures. In this clip our science reporters demonstrate the resilience of some microscopic extremophiles, which they subject to high heat and then view under a microscope to check their survival. Do you think the existence ...

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Daily maximum temperature extremes graph for Australia

This resource is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page providing graphs that show the percentage area of the selected state or territory, or the whole of Australia, that experienced extremely hot, cold or wet conditions on each day of the year selected. The graphs are available for the previous seven years and are based ...

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Data representation and interpretation - years 9 and 10

This is a teacher resource describing a set of student activities based on temperature and rainfall data and climate graphs for a number of cities in the Asia region, including Australian cities. The activities focus on constructing graphs from climate data and interpreting climate graphs. The resource encourages students ...