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Science vocab

TermDefinition
Specific heat Quantity of heat required to raise a unit of mass
Conduction The transfer of heat from direct contact (touching)
Convection The transfer of heat through fluids
Radiation The transfer of energy through electromagnet waves (not direct touching)
Thermal conductors Substances that conduct heat well Ex. Metal
Thermal insulators Substances that do not insulate heat well Ex. Wood, plastic
Kelvin Unit of thermodynamics temperature equal in magnitude to the degree Celsius
Celsius The scale of temperature witch water freezes at 0* and boils at 100*
Fahrenheit Scale of temperature where water freezes at 32* and boils 212*
Specific heat formula Q=cm🔼t Heat added= specific heat•mass•change in temperature
Thermal extension Tendency of matter to change in shape, area, and volume in response to change in temperature
Created by: Laila_Student101