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Insulator Substances that do not conduct well. Ex.: Glass, wood, plastic, rubber, and air.
Conductor Substances that transfer heat well. Ex.: metals such as iron, aluminum, and copper.
Thermometer Measures how hot or cold something is.
Thermal energy Basically means the same thing as heat. The total energy of the vibrating particles in an object.
Freeze This occurs when a liquid changes into a solid.
Melt This occurs when a solid changes into a liquid.
Vaporization This occurs when a liquid changes into a gas.
Condensation This occurs when a gas changes into a liquid.
Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space.
Heat A transfer of thermal energy from A WARMER OBJECT TO A COOLER OBJECT. Heat is caused by the internal motion of the molecules of matter. It depends on the total kinetic energy of the particles.
Radiation Heat energy is transferred through empty space. Ex. sun
Conduction Heat is transferred through a substance by direct contact of the molecules. It takes place best in a solid.
Convection The heated portion rises and the cooler air sinks. This creates a current. It takes place best in liquids or gasses.
The Three Types of Heat Transfer Conduction, Convection, Radiation.
Created by: mproudfoot