Heat and heat technology
All matter is made up of particles that vibrate with kinetic energy. This movement of particles occurs even when the temperature goes well below zero. When we use the term temperature, we are referring to the amount of thermal energy that a substance has. Thermal energy is the sum of the energy of the moving particle and the potential energy of the resting particles. Read More...
The resources above cover the following skills:
Physics: Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the interactions of matter and energy and the energy transformations that occur.
Thermodynamics: Describe and cite evidence that heat can be transferred by conduction, convection and radiation.
Based on observable phenomena, identify and describe examples of heat being transferred through conduction and through convection.
Based on observable phenomena, identify examples to illustrate that radiation does not require matter to transfer heat energy.
Research and identify the types of insulators that best reduce heat loss through conduction, convection, or radiation.