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Heat Transfer

What is conduction, convection, and radiation?

TermDefinition
Near the ceiling of a room the air is warmer. The warm air rises because of _____. Convection
Macaroni rising and falling in a pot of boiling water is caused by _____. Convection
The metal skewer gets so hot that you drop your marshmallow in the campfire because of _____. Conduction
The cause of a huge rock at the state park gets so hot during the day that you can't sit on it. Radiation
A lizard lies on a rock so it can keep warm by _____. Conduction
A firefighter touches a door and it feels hot from the fire on the other side due to _____. Conduction
The cause of weather systems on Earth is _____. Convection
The cause of heat on Earth is _____. Radiation
A boy holds the back of his hand near an iron to see if it is hot. Heat is transferred to his hand by _____. Radiation
Hot sand at the beach burning your feet as you run to the water. Conduction
The sun's rays warming your body at the beach. Radiation
Hot air rising from the sand and cool air rushing in from the ocean to replace is causing a breeze. Convection
Electromagnetic waves that move through empty space. Radiation
Heat through direct contact from hot to cold. Conduction
Movement of air masses - hot air expands and rises, cool air replaces it and sinks. Convection
Wind that blows from the land to the sea. Land breeze
Wind that blows from the sea to the land. Sea breeze
Warm air Rises
Cold air Sinks
Key words for conduction Direct contact
Key word for conduction Touching
Key word for convection Moving
Key words for convection Rising and falling
Key words for radiation Without touching
Key word for radiation Near
Created by: BTLanigan