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MFE 6.1 and 6.2

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Radiation the transfer of heat through empty space, such as from a campfire that you hold your hands near
Conduction The transfer of heat from one particle touching the next particle
Convection The transfer of heat by convection currents within a fluid
Absolute Zero a material that transfers heat or electricity
Thermal energy The total energy of all the particles in a substance is called
Temperature The average kinetic energy of the particles in an object.
Kelvin The scale scientists use. 0 is the lowest measure on this scale; there are no negative temperatures.
Celsius The rest of the world's scale (metric)
Fahrenheit USA's scale.
Water's freezing point on the Fahrenheit scale 32 degrees
Water's boiling point on the Fahrenheit scale 212 degrees
Water's freezing point on the Celsius scale 0 degrees
Water's boiling point on the Celsius scale 100 degrees
Water boiling on a stove An example of convection
A pool that is heated by a solar blanket An example of radiation
The metal handle of a spoon gets hot when left in a pot of hot soup. An example of conduction
Created by: bphelan