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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.


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Learn the important concepts of constantly moving molecules in all states of matter.
Find out about convection, conduction, and radiation. Click on the "Heat Review Game" link for a fun online quiz.
Read about the three different heat transfer processes: conduction, convection, and radiation. Click on the page links in the upper left hand corner of the page under the title or use the arrows in the upper right hand corner of the page to navigate through the pages. Includes images, videos, and activities.
Learn about heat conduction, convection, and radiation and view animated images.
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.
Learn about the thermal insulator that NASA is using in space. Click on the "Open Experiment Window" to conduct an online experiment.
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.
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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