Science KS1 / KS2: Hot-blooded and cold-blooded animals

Using our sight alone, we cannot see how hot or cold things are.

However, with the help of Dr Brain and his special thermal imaging camera, we can take a closer look at reptiles and mammals, and see which have cold blood and which have warm blood.

This short film is from the BBC series, Ultimate Brain: Mad Lab.

Teacher Notes

After watching this short film, pupils could look at images of other animals and use what they know about the physical features to categorise them into their animal groups.

This short film could also be an introduction to how animals have adapted to survive.

Pupils could further research one of the animals to identify any other features which help it to survive.

Curriculum Notes

These short films are suitable for teaching science at Key Stage 1 and 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and First and Second Level in Scotland.

More from Ultimate Brain: Mad Lab

Identifying the natural habitats of animals
Using our sense of touch to identify objects
Birds, reptiles and mammals