Worksheet - Heat Transfer by Conduction, Convection, and Radiation

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A 6-page worksheet that covers heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation through a 2-page reading and 10 review questions.

Pages 1-2 features a reading exercise on temperature, thermal energy, and the three main methods of heat transfer, including the following topics:


- What is temperature?

- What is thermal energy?

- What is heat?

- Thermal equilibrium

- Conduction

- Thermal conductors vs. thermal insulators

- Convection

- Thermal expansion vs. thermal contraction

- Convection currents

- Thermal radiation

- Absorption and emission of thermal radiation (dark vs. light-colored materials)

Page 3-4 contains 10 review questions that test student understanding in the form of fill-in-the-blanks, tables, and short answer that cover all concepts found in the reading.

Page 5-6 is a full answer key for the review questions.

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Relevant CC Standard(s) and/or NGSS Core Idea(s) Addressed by This Product:


Physical Science – Energy – Definitions of Energy


Physical Science – Energy – Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

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