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.
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.
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.
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.