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Heat Transfer Plus

Review of heat transfer and energy resources

TermDefinition
conduction heat transfer by touching
convection heat transfer by up and down motion
radiation heat transfer through empty space
heat transfer the movement of heat from one location to another
hot to cold the direction heat always moves
RTQC Read the questions carefully; a great test taking strategy
TYT Take your time; a great test taking strategy
fossil fuel petroleum, coal or natural gas; formed from the remains of dead plants and animals
petroleum a liquid fossil fuel; used to make many products including gasoline, motor oil and plastics; non-renewable
coal a solid fossil fuel; usually converted to thermal energy to heat homes or make electricity; non-renewable
natural gas a gas fossil fuel; usually burned to make electricity or heat homes; non-renewable
nuclear power from splitting of atoms; the split releases energy; usually uranium; used to make electricity or weapons; non-renewable
solar power from the sun; renewable or inexhaustible
biomass power source from living things - usually plants; renewable
renewable energy sources that can be replenished
non-renewable energy sources that will eventually get all used up
inexhaustible energy sources that will never run out
hydropower power from moving water
wind power from moving air
geothermal power from inside the Earth
convection current movement of heat in an up and down motion
advantage a good reason or using something or doing something
disadvantage a bad reason for using something or doing something
Created by: bwilliamsscience