Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation

In this animated activity, learners explore three major methods of heat transfer and practice identifying each.

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Posted by 241 on 10/5/2015 11:16:22 AM Votes 2.00

What happens to air as a stove heats it?

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it heats up and burns you

Posted by 596 on 4/5/2016 11:29:31 AM Reply

The iron spiral-like circle blocking the fire, heats up the air, so it would be either Convection or Radiation.

Posted by John Huftel on 11/14/2016 8:16:13 AM Reply

It heats up because of radiation.

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Posted by 284 on 10/22/2015 12:42:55 PM Votes 3.00

What warms the Earth through radiation??

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Posted by 390 on 12/22/2015 10:57:38 AM Votes 0.00

How is heat measured and in what units

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Posted by 469 on 2/10/2016 2:26:38 PM Votes 1.00

I dont get it

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what do you not get????

Posted by Olivia Lechner on 10/4/2016 7:35:47 AM Reply
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Posted by m047215 on 2/18/2016 4:54:34 PM Votes 1.00

what are two good thermal conductors?

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Posted by m047215 on 2/18/2016 4:54:59 PM Votes 1.00

what are 2 bad thermal conductors?

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Posted by m047215 on 2/18/2016 4:55:23 PM Votes 1.00

where do i find info about thermal conductors on this activity?

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Posted by m047215 on 2/18/2016 5:05:07 PM Votes 1.00

where can i find info on why conduction works so poorly in liquids and gases?

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Posted by 513 on 3/1/2016 12:22:41 PM Votes 1.00

Why does a hand need an oven mitt in order to pick up the pot from the stove

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Posted by Arya Bhatia on 3/14/2016 7:01:58 AM Votes 1.00

What is radiation

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Posted by Madison Seige Whitley on 3/16/2016 9:02:59 AM Votes 1.00

What is the transfer of Conduction

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Posted by 558 on 3/21/2016 12:54:30 PM Votes 2.00

Okay so when you don' t use a mitt to help you take out the hot pan what might happen and what caused it also why??

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  • when they put their hand on the heated handle they will get burned. So they put he mitt on so they don't get burned.

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    Posted by 620 on 4/15/2016 11:29:24 AM Votes 0.00
  • The hotness of the pan will be hard to hold the hot pan. So that is why everybody should use mitts when they are going to hold something hot.

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    Posted by Michael Aberra on 10/19/2016 7:38:31 PM Votes 0.00
Posted by 627 on 4/18/2016 11:27:29 AM Votes 0.00

What objects can radiate energy

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Posted by zendaya on 4/18/2016 11:38:37 AM Votes 0.00

can u tell me what is four good conductors and four poor conductors.

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Posted by Ahmad Raza on 7/28/2016 10:39:43 AM Votes 0.00

Write a few everyday applications of conduction of heat

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Posted by Sicily Klevemann on 9/8/2016 8:38:59 AM Votes 0.00

What is Radiation

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Posted by Brogan Nilsson on 9/8/2016 10:21:45 AM Votes 0.00

Why do darker colors absorb heat and lighter colors reflect it?

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  • Because darker colors don't have the ability to reflect on the source of light and white/bright colors have a good ability of reflecting to the main source of light.

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    Posted by Michael Aberra on 10/19/2016 7:50:37 PM Votes 0.00
Posted by Olivia Lechner on 10/4/2016 7:41:30 AM Votes 0.00

what are 4 examples of convection?

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Posted by Emily Smith on 10/13/2016 1:46:52 PM Votes 0.00

conduction is the transfer of heat bettween

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Posted by JOSEPH CRYDERMAN on 10/19/2016 7:29:04 AM Votes 0.00

i need help i don't under stand that well so please. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Eric Thomas on 10/20/2016 10:23:23 AM Votes 0.00

Why does this happens.

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Posted by Morgan Barnes on 10/25/2016 8:12:44 AM Votes 0.00

When ____ travel through space it is called radiation.

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Posted by Nyjer Camp on 11/1/2016 8:21:21 AM Votes 0.00

what happen to the air as it get futher from the heat source.

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Posted by Miguel Perez on 11/2/2016 11:52:29 AM Votes 0.00

Comduction is the transfer of heat between?

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Posted by Thresher Adams on 11/9/2016 8:29:49 AM Votes 0.00

what happens to heat transfer after its done its course

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Posted by Harrison Watts on 11/18/2016 8:19:52 AM Votes 0.00

what are other forms of radiation?

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Posted by Harrison Watts on 11/18/2016 8:20:50 AM Votes 0.00

What effect does the sun give off to animals?

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Posted by Ethan Martin on 12/6/2016 10:14:22 AM Votes 0.00

in our inviroment,heat transfer is always from the what to the what object

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Posted by Josten McGrady on 12/6/2016 10:17:26 AM Votes 0.00

In our enviorment heat transfer is always from the front to the back object

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Posted by GAMER BOY on 12/20/2016 6:36:11 PM Votes 0.00

Convection is the up and down movement of ___and ____caused by heat transfer

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Posted by KEVIN PALACIOS on 1/2/2017 12:35:59 PM Votes 0.00

what are the two main sources of energy onearth

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Posted by 2288983 on 1/6/2017 1:29:10 PM Votes 0.00

three examples of radiation

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Posted by JANICE756 on 1/18/2017 6:51:32 PM Votes 0.00

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE AIR AS IT GETS FARTHER FROM THE HEAT SOURCE?

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Posted by Alexis Rizzo on 1/20/2017 4:40:53 PM Votes 0.00

What are good conductors and poor conductors

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Posted by Payge Moore on 2/6/2017 9:18:29 AM Votes 0.00

i'm confused on this whole thing is that all its suppose to do i'm just wondering

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Posted by Jackylynn Deckard on 2/9/2017 7:37:40 PM Votes 0.00

conduction is the transfer of heat between

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Posted by Jaslyne Valdez on 2/15/2017 2:27:15 PM Votes 0.00

what is conduction

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