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Convection Currents

TermDefinition
The movement of energy from warmer material to cooler material is called _____ transfer. heat
the transfer of energy through empty space radiation
the transfer of heat by direct contact of particles of matter conduction
the transfer of heat by movement of heated fluid convection
warmer material does this: rise
cooler material does this: sink
warmer material rises because it is __________ dense less
colder material sinks because it is __________ dense more
There are convection currents in Earth's ___________________. asthenosphere
Convection currents push the tectonic _______ above them causing earthquakes and volcanoes. plates
Created by: lbodner