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Energy Transfer Revi

Vocabulary terms for the Lynx Team

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Energy transferred from a hotter object to a colder object. heat
Type of heat transfer that occurs when two objects are in direct contact. conduction
Type of heat transfer that occurs when molecules move within a liquid or gas. convection
Direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves radiation
Drinking a hot cup of coffee. Is this conduction, convection or radiation? conduction
A lizard warming in the sun. Is this conduction, convection or radiation? radiation
Taking a hot shower. Is this conduction, convection or radiation? conduction (The water is in contact with your skin.)
Walking on hot coals. Is this conduction, convection or radiation? conduction
Warming your hands over a fire. Is this conduction, convection or radiation? convection
Holding an ice cube in your hand. Is this conduction, convection or radiation? conduction
Hot air rising from a candle. Is this conduction, convection or radiation? convection
Instrument used to measure temperature. thermometer
Average amount of motion energy in the molecules of a substance. temperature
Type of radiation with a wavelength longer than visible light. infrared
Type of radiation with a wavelength shorter than visible light ultraviolet
Is ultraviolet light visible or invisible? invisible
Is infrared light visible or invisible? invisible
The top of a wave crest
The bottom of a wave trough
The distance from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next. wavelength
Source of earth's energy sun
Form in which energy travels from the sun to earth. electromagnetic waves
Sand heating up in the sun. Is this conduction, convection or radiation? radiation
A blacktop parking lot heats up on a sunny day. Is it conduction, convection or radiation? radiation
A home's furnace heats and circulates the air. Is it conduction, convection or radiation? convection
The number of waves that pass a point in a given amount of time. frequency
Temperature scale used by scientists and the rest of the world Celsius
Temperature scale used in the US Fahrenheit
Boiling temperature of water on the Celsius scale 100 degrees
Freezing temperature of water on the Celsius scale 0 degrees
Boiling temperature of water on the Fahrenheit scale 212 degrees
Freezing temperature of water on the Fahrenheit scale 32 degrees
Unit used to measure temperature degree