Energy: Heat: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
Explore these sites to learn about heat transfer and thermal insulators. Find out how molecules movement in all types of matter generates heat. Learn about conduction, convection, and radiation. There is a link to an eThemes resource on heat as a type of energy. Includes animated images, quizzes, a lesson plan, and experiments.
How Atoms are Affected by Heat
Learn the important concepts of constantly moving molecules in all states of matter.
Convection, Conduction, and Radiation
Find out about convection, conduction, and radiation. Click on the "Heat Review Game" link for a fun online quiz.
The Physics of Heat Processing
Learn about heat conduction, convection, and radiation and view animated images.
How Does Heat Travel?
Find out how heat travels in a coffee cup and across the universe. Learn about conduction, convection, and radiation. Click on the thermal infrared image of a boiling ball to view more infrared images.
Learn about heat transfer by advancing from page to page using the "Next" button. View illustrations with a boiling ball and discuss three types of heat transfer involved. Includes questions with answers.
Learn principles, and methods of heat transfer, and also what specific heat is.
Find out how insulation works and where it is used. Learn about the R-Value and what materials make the best insulators. Click on the "Mini-Quiz" link for a quick quiz. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Conduct this experiment to learn about metal heat conductors. Includes an Excel worksheet.
Learn about the thermal insulator that NASA is using in space. Click on the "Open Experiment Window" to conduct an online experiment.
NTTI Lesson: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Oh My
This is a lesson plan that includes in-class activities for sixth to eighth grade students. Students can work in groups while conducting and recording experiments with hot plates, ice, and heat sensitive paper. Includes vocabulary.
eThemes Resource: Energy: Heat
Learn about the three methods that heat is transferred. There are several hands-on experiments that investigate heat energy. Find out the difference between heat and temperature.
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